Member Publications

These are PACT members’ publications on the Indian constitution and constitutional theory.

Bajpai, Rochana. 2000. “Constituent Assembly Debates and Minority Rights.” Economic and Political Weekly 35 (21/22): 1837-1845.

—. 2002a. “The conceptual vocabularies of secularism and minority rights in India.Journal of  Political Ideologies 7 (2): 179-197.

—. 2002b. “Minority Rights in the Indian Constituent Assembly Debates 1946-1950.” Working Paper No. 30. Oxford Department of International Development.

—. 2003. “Values in Political Rhetoric.” Seminar (524). .

—. 2008. “Political Representation and the Making of the Indian Constitution.” In Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution, edited by Rajeev Bhargava, 354-391. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

—. 2010a. “Cultural Rights of Minorities during Constitution-making: A Re-reading.” In Religion, Community and Development, edited by G. Jodhka Mahajan, Surinder, 282-300. New Delhi: Routledge.

—. 2010b. “Rhetoric as Argument: Social Justice and Affirmative Action in India, 1990.Modern Asian Studies 44 (4): 675-708.

—. 2011. Debating difference : group rights and liberal democracy in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

—. 2014. “Reframing Secularism: Religion, Nation and Minorities in India.” In Confronting Secularism in Europe and India : Legitimacy and Disenchantment in Contemporary Times, edited by Brian Black, 21-38. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

—. 2017a. “Secularism and Multiculturalism in India: Some Reflections.” In European Challenges, Asian Approaches, 204-227. Edinburgh University Press.

—. 2017b. “Why did India choose pluralism? Lessons from a post-colonial state.”  (Accounting for Change in Diverse Societies).

—. 2019. “Multiculturalism in India: An Exception?” In Comparative Perspectives on Theory and Practice, edited by Richard T. Ashcroft and Mark Bevir, 127-149. University of California Press.

—. 2020. “Liberalisms in India.” The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory, Oxford University Press.

—. 2021. “Religious Pluralism and the State in India: Toward a Typology.” Negotiating Democracy and Religious Pluralism: India, Pakistan, and Turkey, edited by Sudipta Kaviraj and Vatsal Naresh, Oxford University Press.

—. 2022. “Pluralizing Pluralism: Lessons from, and for, India.The Review of Faith & International Affairs 20 (1): 27-42.

Bhatia, Udit. 2018. “Precautions in a Democratic Experiment: The Nexus between Political Power and Competence.” In Constituent Assemblies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

—. 2020. “Cracking the whip: the deliberative costs of strict party discipline.Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (2): 254-279.

—. 2021. “What’s the Party Like? The Status of the Political Party in Anti-Defection Jurisdictions.Law and Philosophy 40 (3): 305-334.

—. 2023. “The Pedagogical Account of Parliamentarism at India’s Founding.American Journal of Political Science 00 (0): 1–13.

Jayadev, Arjun, and Sudhir Krishnaswamy. 2012. “Healthcare Law in the US and the RTE in India: Steps towards Universal Provision of Social Goods.Economic and Political Weekly 47 (35): 31-36. .

Krishna, Vineeth. 2018a. “Framers of India’s Constitution were divided on representative government for Delhi. Caravan Magazine. .

—. 2018b. “India’s founders gave us our Constitution. We must prove to them that we can keep it. The Print.

Krishnaswamy, Sudhir. 2009. Democracy and Constitutionalism in India: A Study of the Basic Structure Doctrine. Oxford University Press.

—. 2010. “Constitutional Durability.Seminar (615).

—. 2015. “Constitutional Federalism in the Indian Supreme Court.” In Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia, edited by Madhav Khosla and Mark Tushnet, In Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy, 355-380. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

—. 2019. “A Qualified Hope.” In A Qualified Hope: The Indian Supreme Court and Progressive Social Change, edited by Gerald N. Rosenberg, Shishir Bail and Sudhir Krishnaswamy, In Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy, i-i. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Krishnaswamy, Sudhir, and Madhav Khosla. 2008. “Reading A K Thakur vs Union of India: Legal Effect and Significance.Economic and Political Weekly 43 (29): 53-60.

—. 2010. “Military Power and the Constitution.Seminar (611).

Krishnaswamy, Sudhir; Belgaumkar, Manavi. 2011. “Prafull Goradia vs. Union of India (2011) 2 SCC 568 3.” Journal of Indian Law and Society 3 (Monsoon): 337-343.

Krishnaswamy, Sudhir; Krishna, Vineeth. 2022. “Subhas Chandra Bose’s political ideas were always clear, not his constitutional imagination. The Print.