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Author Chakrabarty, Bidyut, 1958-

Title The Socio-Political Ideas of BR Ambedkar : Liberal Constitutionalism in a Creative Mould
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (273 pages)
Series Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics Ser
Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Notes; Part I The moment of departure; 1 Reconceptualizing conventional ideas and values; Existential constraints as sources of a critique; Conceptualizing social exclusion; Untouchability; Hindu social order; Sustenance of untouchability; Caste and its implications; Epistemological interventions; Democracy and social unity; Conditions for the rise and success of democracy; Representation and franchise; Concluding observations; Notes; 2 Designing a nation amidst politico-ideological impasse
Conceptual underpinningsObjectifying the nationalist concern; Nation as a cultural compact; Gender equality; The difficulties confronting the nation; Concluding observations; Notes; Part II The moment of manoeuvre; 3 Shaping Indian democracy in a liberal mould; Intellectual-constitutionalroots; Unfolding of the 1950 Constitution; The Objective Resolutions; Designing the 1950 Constitution of India; Uncertainties on the horizon; A collective effort; Possible sources of de-constitutionalization(?); Concluding observations; Notes; 4 Constitutionalizing India in the Enlightenment tradition
ContextIntellectual genealogy; Sources and manifestation of constitutionalism; The Southborough Committee on Franchise; The Round Table Conference; The 1950 Constitution of India; Concluding observations; Notes; Part III The moment of arrival; 5 A 'progressive radical' in the Gandhian universe; Conceptualizing liberalism; Debate unfolds; Socio-political fall-out of the Poona Pact; Constitutional liberalism and the making of India's constitution; Concluding observations; Notes; 6 Gender justice in inclusive governance mode; Ancient texts and gender justice
The British initiatives and gender justiceDecoding the 1951 Hindu Code Bill; Constitutionalizing gender parity; Historical antecedents; Reviewing the argument; Babasaheb's distinct design for gender parity; Concluding observations; Notes; Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Bibliographical note; Select bibliography; Unpublished PhD dissertation; Index
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351124439