Ambedkar and Constitution

Raj Kumar, Commonwealth, 2011, viii, 512 p, ISBN : 9788131102930, $80.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Ambedkar and Constitution

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Constitutional philosophy of Ambedkar. 3. B.R. Ambedkar’s contribution towards the shaping of the Indian constitution. 4. Ambedkar as architect of the constitution. 5. Maharashtra as a linguistic province. 6. Thoughts on linguistic states. 7. Evidence before the Southborough committee. 8. Communal deadlock and a way to solve it. 9. Linguistic states. 10. Ambedkar’s perception of justice under the constitution.

Ambedkar was Chief Architect of the Indian constitution. The Drafting Committee was elected by the Constituent, Assembly on 29 August, 1947. B.R. Ambedkar as one of the most eminent lawyers of his time was made the chairman of the Drafting Committee. The Constitution of India, thus framed and adopted constitutes the chief source of not only our political institutions but also their utility and efficiency in prescribing the values we cherish.

This book, therefore, aims at compilation of the sources available on this subject of profound importance. Effort is made to provide our readers some aspects of the making of Indian Constitution and role of Dr Ambedkar.

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