Why do our constitutional debates matter?
They can help us retrace the roads taken along India's republican journey, even as they shape and define our common political identity as citizens
In August 1951, an elegantly attired European walked into Madras University’s beach campus. An Austro-Hungarian by birth, Charles Henry Alexandrowicz was an international lawyer from London. He had been recruited to head the university’s new department of international and constitutional law. Unfazed by the stifling heat, Alexandrowicz set himself a punishing schedule and quickly transformed his department into a leading research centre.