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It explains how the Basic Structure doctrine has been used to understand the principles on which constitutionalism must depend. The Constitution of India is a formidable document by any standards.
How does the Constitution separate power between different political actors? The Constitution is inevitably shaped by and shapes politics. Someone looking for mere information or data may be disappointed here, but that is a very narrow conception of an introductory book. Please Email the Editor.
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On the other hand, it prompts the reader to consider a host of questions: Khosala involves the word ‘asymmetry’ in his discourse to relate it to many elements in the Constitution.
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Published August 16th consittution Oxford University Press. Khosla’s outstanding book is far and away the most stimulating introduction to the life of our Constitution: How does the Constitution separate power between different political actors? How it does so is a question far too ambitious for my book.
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Divorced from their political contexts, do the various judgements that seemed to speak volumes when rendered, remain as momentous as they were perceived to be? It involves not the legal terms or minute details as with other Constitution books.
Various important issues, debates and controversies about our constitution and its practice which are effectively highlighted by Khosla are as follows: Don’t have an account?
Please subscribe or login to access full text content. Drafted over six decades ago, its kosla and operation have fascinated and surprised many. Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary Giving identity to over a billion people, the Indian Constitution is one of the world’s great political texts. This book can safely be prescribed as the best introduction to not only the Indian constitution, but also the practice of constitutionalism in general for the cohstitution.
Drafted over six decades ago, its endurance and operation have fascinated and surprised many. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. In answering questions such as these, Khosla unravels the document’s remarkable and challenging journey, inviting readers to reflect upon the theory and practice of constitutionalism in the world’s largest democracy. Harsha rated it it was amazing Jan 27, In terms of size, it has nearly articles and an ever-increasing number of amendments that has crossed the century mark.
Khosla’s analysis is as profound as his subject. Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this critical study will be a marvellous resource for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
The agenesis of constitutional sensitivity among Indians is quite disturbing. In fact, it was shorter than I had expected. Sauveer rated it liked it Feb 22, Overview Description Author Information. He is currently a PhD candidate in political theory at Harvard University. It is accessible to a layperson, but one must not expect a zeroth level, provision by provision introduction. Praveen rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
Khosala involves the word ‘asymmetry’ in his discourse to relate it to many elements in the Constitution. Is that a lawyer thing? Drafted over six decades ago, its endurance and operation have fascinated and surprised many. Get to Know Us.
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The Indian Constitution is a remarkable document – it ‘constitutes’ an enormous populace, as diverse and discordant as one can be, into a democratic republic; it has withstood the test of time, war, poverty, political unrest and opprobrious amendments.
Did the politics of the day obscure in any way our reading of what was written in fine print? Razi Shaikh rated it liked it Apr 11, Akhilesh rated it really liked it Dec 03, The Application of the Basic Structure Doctrine 1. In answering questions such as these, Khosla unravels the document’s remarkable and challenging journey, inviting readers to reflect upon the theory and practice of mavhav in the world’s largest democracy. Venkataramanan September 03, In all other respects, it went beyond my expectations.
His self-professed aim of reading the constitution holistically really seems to have borne fruit. While introducing the institutions of parliamentary democracy, ohosla author reminds the reader that power has been distributed not merely among delicately separated institutions such as the executive, legislature and judiciary; the Constitution confers extraordinary autonomy to the Election Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor General, although they strictly perform executive functions.
It first reviews the early cases that gave rise to the Basic Structure doctrine, which placed substantive restrictions upon the power of amendment, before exploring subsequent developments and the application of the constifution.
It considers how Indian courts have addressed the idea of an unconstitutional constitutional amendment, with particular emphasis on the architectural framework that the courts have envisioned the Constitution to have.