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The Court and the Constitution of India: Summit and Shallows

O. Chinnappa Reddy


This book provides a comprehensive, and a reader-friendly narrative of the working of the Indian Supreme Court in ways that enable us to assess its collective strength and fragility as an institution of national governance. In thirty-odd chapters, the book guides us through the maze of constitutional interpretation created by India's most eminent justices. This book marks a contribution towards civic and republican education about the role of summit justices in a rapidly changing post-colonial, and now also hyperglobalizing, India. What makes this work arresting are the ways in which some refl ... More

Keywords: India, Supreme Court, Constitution, constitutional interpretation, justices, human rights, constitutionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198066286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

O. Chinnappa Reddy, author
Former Judge, Supreme Court of India

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