Indian Constitution

The Utility of Duty

Madhavankutty Pillai

Its virtues are self-evident but fundamental duties became part of India as fundamental rights were taken away and that was no coincidence

The Ideal Against the Political

The making—and the almost unmaking—of the Constitution

Kesavananda Bharati: The Seer Who Dared

Kesavananda Bharati, who died on September 6th, did not win in court, but his 1973 case limited Parliament’s power to amend the Constitution. Indian democracy is indebted to him

The Sword of Nehru

Are we still paying for the sins of the first secular, socialist Prime Minister?

A Dharmic Document

What’s constitutional morality?

The Birth and the Debate

The text and context of 1950

In Defence of the Absolute Citizen

In a constitutional democracy, politics cannot be reduced to the advocacy of pre-set interests

Constitution Vs Democracy?

Is India at a moment where its democracy is in battle with its Constitution?

Dissent and the University

Are campuses witnessing an attack on the democratic imagination?

The Revenge of Religion

Constitutionalism and the cult of protest


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