Norms and politics : Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the making of the Indian constitution, 1935-50 (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Norms and politics : Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the making of the Indian constitution, 1935-50

Author: Arvind Elangovan
Publisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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At the twilight of the British rule in India, a little known civil servant, Sir Benegal Narsing Rau (1887-1953) was sought after by the ruling elites - both British and Indian, for his immense knowledge of the nature and working of the constitutions of the world as well as his reputation for being just and impartial between competing political interests. Yet, Rau's ideas and his voice have largely been forgotten  Read more...
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Named Person: B N Rau; B N Rau; B N Rau
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arvind Elangovan
ISBN: 9780199491445 0199491445
OCLC Number: 1103566298
Description: xiii, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. INTRODUCTIONII. RAU, PROVINCIAL AUTONOMY, AND ITS (ANTI) COLONIAL LIMITSIII. CONUNDRUM ON THE EVE OF DECOLONIZATION: POLITICS OF CONSTITUTIONALISM, 1945-46IV. RAU'S CONSTITUTIONAL SOLUTIONS TO THE POLITICAL CONUNDRUMV. MOMENT OF UTOPIA: RAU AND A CONSTITUTION ABOVE POLITICSVI. A CIVIL SERVANT'S ADIEU: THE BURDEN OF HISTORY IN THE CONSCIENCE OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION, 1946-50CONCLUSIONBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEXABOUT THE AUTHOR
Responsibility: Arvind Elangovan.

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Who was Sir B N Rau and why is it important to remember him in the history of the Indian constitution? This book answers this question by taking us into the years leading to India's independence and  Read more...

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