The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations. By Sarbani Sen. Oxford University Press. New Delhi, 2007

The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations. By Sarbani Sen. Oxford University Press. New Delhi, 2007

Volume 1 Issue 1 ()

Constitutions are generally considered to be the fundamental law of the land across jurisdictions. Whether written or unwritten, they mirror an amount of certainty. Constitutions usually contain the philosophy of a nation, rights, duties and liabilities of the state as well as its citizens, and the structure of governance. Within the paradigm of certainty, these documents need to imbibe flexibility for the purpose of endurance. The demand for certainty and flexibility may sound contradictory but the working of different constitutions is a witness that most nations have struck a balance within these apparently contradictory claims. Factors that influence changes, the processes by which changes are effected and the ideal model of change in the constitutions have caught the imagination of many comparative constitutional law scholars. The book under review is one in that genre…

Cite as: Jasmine Joseph, The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations. By Sarbani Sen. Oxford University Press. New Delhi, 2007, 1 NUJS L. Rev. 178 (2008)