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The Golak Nath Inheritance

Granville Austin

in Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195656107
eISBN:
9780199080397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Golak Nath Chatterji left Bengal in the mid-nineteenth century and walked across North India to the Punjab, where he joined the Scottish American Presbyterian Mission in Jalandhar. In 1879, one of ... More


Redeeming the Web: The Kesavananda Bharati Case

Granville Austin

in Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195656107
eISBN:
9780199080397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Eleven days before the pledge-taking, His Holiness Swami Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru lodged a case in the Supreme Court whose outcome would profoundly affect the country's democratic ... More


Two Catalytic Defeats

Granville Austin

in Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195656107
eISBN:
9780199080397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Exercised though the Prime Minister and her government were over the Golak Nath decision and their inability to overcome it through the Nath Pai Bill, two subsequent Supreme Court decisions ... More


Sanctity of the Constitution *: Dieter Conrad—The man behind the ‘basic structure’ doctrine

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter deals with the evolution of the ‘basic structure’ doctrine, which states that any part of the Constitution may be amended by following the procedure prescribed in Article 368, but no ... More


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