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The Indian Constitution: Strengths and Weaknesses

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195689440
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080342 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0007
The Indian Constitution: Strengths and Weaknesses

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This interview of Soli Sorabji focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the Indian Constitution. Looking at the different facets of the Constitution, it tries to assess the need for it to be rewritten. Soli Sorabji insists that the people, and not the institutions provided by the Constitution, are to be blamed for failing to achieve the basic aims of the Constitution. In the course of this interview, he also discusses the legal aspects of death penalty, homosexuality, public awareness, and the right to privacy.

Keywords: Indian Constitution; Soli Sorabji; death penalty; homosexuality; public awareness; right to privacy

Chapter.  2168 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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