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Constitutional Ideas and Political Practices: Fifty Years of the Republic

UPIASI carried out a multi-scholar research project on "Constitutional Ideas and Political Practices: Fifty Years of the Republic." The research for this project took place during 1999-2002 and the resulting volume, India's Living Constitution: Ideas, Practices, Controversies was published in India by Permanent Black in 2002 (hardback) and 2004 (paperback), and in hardback and paperback editions by Anthem Press, London, in 2005. The project was supported by the Ford Foundation.

The project critically examined the hiatus between constitutional-political ideas (implicitly of Western origin) and political practices in India over the past half a century.

The contributors were:
Satish Saberwal (formerly Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Granville Austin (independent scholar, Washington, D.C.)
Douglas Verney (University of Pennsylvania)
Rajeev Bhargava (Delhi University)
Neera Chandhoke (Delhi University)
Zoya Hasan (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Upendra Baxi (University of Warwick)
Sunil Khilnani (Birkbeck College)
Marc Galanter (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Martha Nussbaum (University of Chicago)
Peter R. de Souza (Goa University)
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
A. Vaidyanathan (Madras Institute of Development Studies)
Javeed Alam (Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages)
R. Sudarshan (UNDP)
E. Sridharan (UPIASI)