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Negotiating the Delhi Agreement: 1952

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter presents Nehru’s notes on Constituent changes in Kashmir, dated 3 June 1952, on Jammu & Kashmir’s status in the Indian Union, on recording his plans for Kashmir’s integration and ... More


Post-Delhi Agreement: 1952

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes Nehru’s note for Abdullah on 14 August 1952; how Sheikh Abdullah asked the Constituent Assembly to endorse the Delhi Agreement and his reply to the Debate on 19 August 1952. It ... More


Kashmir’s Constitution is Framed: 1954–6

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter contains documents shedding light on how Kashmir’s Constitution was framed from 1954 to 1956. This includes the reports of the Basic Principles Committee and the Drafting Committee ... More


Foreigners under the Constituent Assembly

Michael Rapport

in Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France: The Treatment of Foreigners 1789-1799

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208457
eISBN:
9780191678011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208457.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The French Revolution had global significance because the French had not asserted historical, prescriptive claims, but their rights purely and simply as human beings. When it came to the reality of ... More


Minority Rights in Colonial India and the Constituent Assembly: A Historical Background

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter offers a historical interpretation of the career of group preferential policies from the late nineteenth century through to close of the Constituent Assembly debates. It shows that while ... More


Kashmir–Union Negotiations on Article 370: May–October 1949

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter presents a letter dated 17 May 1949 by N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar to Vallabhbhai Patel enclosing Jawaharlal Nehru’s draft letter to Sheikh Abdullah for his approval; a draft of Article ... More


Nationalist Discourse and Group Rights: A Conceptual Approach

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter argues that nationalist discourse on group rights in the Constituent Assembly of India is best understood as comprising a set of interlinked concepts — secularism, democracy, social ... More


Jammu & Kashmir’s Constituent Assembly: 1951–2

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes the resolution of the All J&K National Conference on convening a Constituent Assembly for the state; Sheikh Abdullah’s letter to Ayyangar on 16 January 1951 and Ayyangar’s ... More


Conundrum on the Eve of Decolonization: Politics of Constitutionalism, 1945–6*

Arvind Elangovan

in Norms and Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491445
eISBN:
9780199097845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491445.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the political history of the tumultuous years leading up to several political discussions on the eve of India’s decolonization. Conventionally appreciated only for its politics, ... More


From Minority to Backward: The Nationalist Resolution of the ‘Minorities Question’

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

That legislative and employment quotas for religious minorities in India were eventually withdrawn from the constitution and quotas for ‘backward classes’ retained, albeit in a weaker form, is ... More


1791: When is a Salon Not a Salon? Parisian Circles

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the time when Roland is sent to Paris to grapple with Lyon's crippling municipal debt, incurred through exactions under the ancien regime. He lobbies the Constituent Assembly ... More


Making of the New Constitution: (1946–50)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History

Of special interest to the Sikhs in the making of a new constitution were political safeguards, the issues of language, and linguistic states. In 1947 it was decided to have proportionate ... More


The Jewish Autonomist Movement and the Revolutions of 1917

Simon Rabinovitch

in Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804792493
eISBN:
9780804793032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the institutional and political construction of Jewish autonomy in Russia between the February and October Revolutions of 1917 and assesses the significance of the dramatic ... More


Making of the Indian Parliament

B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The choice of a parliamentary form of government around which Indian democracy came to thrive is the outcome of a complex process of intellectual churning. Parliamentary institutions were not an ... More


Constitution and Revolution

Sarbani Sen

in The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071600
eISBN:
9780199080045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the significance of the Constituent Assembly as the culmination of the prior period of revolutionary struggle, and how its procedures for decision making were a creative ... More


Moment of Utopia: Rau and a Constitution above Politics*

Arvind Elangovan

in Norms and Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491445
eISBN:
9780199097845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491445.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1946, Rau was appointed as the Constitutional Advisor to the newly formed Constituent Assembly. In this capacity, Rau collated and solicited constitutional ideas from members of the Constituent ... More


Historical Background

Abhinav Chandrachud

in The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198098560
eISBN:
9780199082971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098560.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes historical legislative debates surrounding the establishment of the Federal Court during British rule in India, and debates in the Constituent Assembly about who would get to ... More


‘Betrayal of the Sikhs’: (1946–7)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0013
Subject:
History, Indian History

In a formal announcement on 16 May 1946, the Cabinet Mission proposed the formation of a Constituent Assembly to frame the constitution for the Indian Union. It was to have 216 Hindu, 78 Muslim, and ... More


Preventive Detention

A.G. Noorani and South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre

in Challenges to Civil Rights Guarantees in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074144
eISBN:
9780199080823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074144.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses preventive detention in India and argues that it has not been able to fulfil its underlying rationale of ensuring security and stability while also giving rise to a repeated ... More


Moderation after the Terror: Madame de Staël’s Elusive Center

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in the writings of Germaine de Staël, with a particular focus on her attempt to create a center in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Madame de Staël's ... More


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