11 July 2022, 06:00 pm
Release of the IIC Quarterly Winter 2021 – Spring 2022 Special Issue
Programme Type
Discussions, Webcasts
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

The Working of the Indian Constitution

Edited by Arghya Sengupta and Omita Goyal

To be released by Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman, IIC Editorial Board

Chief Guest: Hon’ble Shri Justice P.S. Narasimha, Judge Supreme Court of India

Followed by a discussion

Panelists: Justice (retd.) Smt Anjana Prakash, Senior Advocate and former Judge, Patna High Court; and Dr. Arghya Sengupta, Founder and Research Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy 

This volume is an attempt to understand the working of the Constitution by assessing the on-ground working of its five key promises: to make India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic. Each of these aspirations is then tested through real-life case studies, data-driven analyses, personal memoirs or on-ground engagement. The holistic picture that emerges from the different essays in this volume will allow the reader to assess how the Indian Constitution has worked (or not) in the last seven decades.

With contributions by Anshul Avijit; Maidul Islam; Ronojoy Sen; Mari Selvaraj; Akhilesh Godi; Navin Chawla; Deepak Gupta; Sanjay Kumar; Diksha Sanyal; Siddharth Ramji; Faizan Mustafa; Ritwika Sharma; Bandeep Singh; Rajeev Bhargava; Madan B. Lokur; T.M. Thomas Isaac; Dinesh Siddiqui; Ritambhara Hebber; Arghya Sengupta; M.V. Rajeev Gowda; Gourab K. Banerji; Thomas Blom Hansen; Alok Prasanna Kumar; Vimala Ramachandran; Namratha Murugeshan; Cyril V. Darlong Diengdoh; Kirti Singh; Brinda Karat; Dipa Sinha; Pawal Dhall; and Aiman Hashmi