Saturday, January 17, 2009
In defence of basic structure doctrine
DEMOCRACY AND CONSTITUTIONALISM IN INDIA: A STUDY OF THE BASIC STRUCTURE DOCTRINE.
BY Sudhir Krishnaswamy. OUP, Rs.625, pp.244.
This very significant book, released during the LASSNET Conference in New Delhi recently, is likely to substantially influence the way we understand the BSD. Having read the book carefully, I cannot resist the temptation to facilitate a debate on the major propositions of the author on our blog in the coming days. The author joins issue with a few prominent critics of the BSD. I have invited Mr.Raju Ramachandran, one such critic, to respond to the author's book on our blog at the earliest. In view of the likely debate between the author and others on our blog, I urge you to buy this book at the earliest,(to read and digest it in time) in order to meaningfully follow the discussion on our blog.