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People's Constitution The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic

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ISBN-10: 0691174431

ISBN-13: 9780691174433

Edition: 2018

Authors: Rohit De, Jeremy Adelman, Sunil Amrith, Rohit De

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It has long been contended that the Indian Constitution of 1950, a document in English created by elite consensus, has had little influence on India's greater population. Drawing upon the previously unexplored records of the Supreme Court of India, A People's Constitution upends this narrative and shows how the Constitution actually transformed the daily lives of citizens in profound and lasting ways. This remarkable legal process was led by individuals on the margins of society, and Rohit De looks at how drinkers, smugglers, petty vendors, butchers, and prostitutes--all despised minorities--shaped the constitutional culture. The Constitution came alive in the popular imagination so much…    
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.49" long x 1.13" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English