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

Arvind Elangovan

Abstract

During the twilight of British rule in India, a little known civil servant, Sir Benegal Narsing Rau (1887–1953) was sought after by the ruling elites—both British and Indian—for his immense knowledge of the nature and working of the constitutions of the world as well as his reputation for being just and impartial between competing political interests. Yet, Rau’s ideas and his voice have largely been forgotten today. By examining Rau’s constitutional ideas and following their trajectory in late colonial Indian politics, this book shows how the process of the making of the Indian constitution wa ... More

Keywords: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau, constitution, civil servant, British, Indian, colonial Indian politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199491445
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199491445.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arvind Elangovan, author
Associate Professor, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio