A livable constitution

This extract from the Introduction of the book You Must Know Your Constitution by jurist Fali S. Nariman has been reprinted with the permission of the author and Hay House Publishers (India) Pvt Ltd. In 1947, the British hurriedly left us somewhat in pique, leaving Indians to fend for themselves as best as they could. And only recently, we got to know the reason why.  On a visit to Calcutta in 1956, the former (British) Labour Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, had told the Chief Justice of Calcutta — then acting as governor of West Bengal — that it was the mutiny in......

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