Experiments with law

Print edition : February 22, 2013

January 31, 1950: President Rajendra Prasad with members of the Union Cabinet, (seated, from left) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Sardar Baldev Singh, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, John Mathai, Jagjivan Ram, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Dr. S.P. Mukherjee. (Standing, from left) Khurshed Lal, R.R. Diwakar, Mohanlal Saxena, Gopalaswami Ayyangar, N.V. Gadgil, K.C. Neogi, Jairamdas Daulatram, K. Santhanam, Satyanarayan Sinha and Dr. B.V. Keskar. Photo: The Hindu Photo Archives

A student carries a Nepalese flag during a rally in Katmandu on May 23, 2012, demanding the drafting of the constitution on time. Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

A study of the constitutionalism of the nine countries of South Asia, its roots in colonialism and its later revisions and omissions.
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