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Introduction

Sarbani Sen

in The Constitution of India

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780198071600
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.003.0001
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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the founding of the Indian constitution, arguing that a deeper look at the Indian founding can reveal that its identity was shaped by a prior period of prolonged popular engagement in resisting a colonial regime, and in considering the principles of future political organization. It then discusses debates on the relationship between constitutionalism and popular sovereignty; the framework used to examine the Indian founding and subsequent transformations to the constitutional text; and engagement with Indian constitutional scholarship.

Keywords: Indian constitution; Indian constitutionalism; colonial rule; political organization; popular sovereignty

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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