Professor Rohit De on "India's Living Constitution"
YAAG Speaker Series at the Greenwich Library

Rohit De
India's Living Constitution

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Refreshments to Follow Q&A
The Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Ave.


On January 26th, 1950, the Indian people gave themselves a republican constitution. While most postcolonial constitutions failed or were replaced multiple times, the Indian constitution defied the odds and thrived. What made this remarkable achievement possible? How did a document written in English, representing principles that were not part of the experience of most Indians, emerge as a popular document? Professor De's talk will sketch a biography of the Constitution and address contemporary issues facing the Indian republic.

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Rohit De is a lawyer and historian of modern South Asia and focuses on legal history of the Indian subcontinent and the common law world. Professor De’s book The People’s Constitution: Litigious Citizens and the Making of Indian Democracy (forthcoming 2018). De received his Ph.D from Princeton University. He was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for History and Economics and a fellow of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge before coming to Yale in 2014. De received his law degrees from the Yale Law School and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. 

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Sunday, Jan 21 2018 at 4:30pm [ iCal ]
Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library
101 West Putname Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
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