Written against this background, this collection of essays by eminent parliamentarians, jurists, legal experts and journalists examines various aspects of this important issue, including:
- the doctrine of `basic structure', and the complex responses to and consequences of this doctrine;
- judicial review in India, in relation to the superiority of Parliament in the UK and the virtually unlimited scope of judicial review by the US Supreme Court;
- `due process of law' and its applicability in India;
- the electoral system and the threat of majoritarianism;
- federalism in India: Parliament and the state legislatures;
- The Supreme Court's creativity in interpreting the Constitution but the continuing absence of clear constitutional principles despite this.
- the Court's role as the protector of fundamental rights.
Written in an accessible style, this book is a of interested to academic reseearchers and practitioners in government studies, constitutional issues, law and politics.