Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, South Asia Center Present:
Rohit De, Assistant Professor, History, Yale University
Constitution: Law and Everyday Life in the Indian Republic
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, De upends this narrative The Constitution came alive in the popular
imagination so much that ordinary people attributed meaning to its existence,
took recourse to it, and argued with it. Constitutional culture was shaped by
those on the margins of society.
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Sponsoring Departments: South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, College of Law,
Department of History