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Constitutional Foundings in South Asia

Editor(s): Kevin YL Tan, Ridwanul Hoque
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Published: 28-01-2021
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 240
ISBN: 9781509930258
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Constitutionalism in Asia
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £65.00
Online price : £58.50
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About Constitutional Foundings in South Asia

This volume addresses the idea of origins, how things are formed, and how they relate to their present and future in terms of 'constitution-making' which is a continuous process in South Asian states. It examines the drafting, nature, core values and roles of the first modern constitutions during the founding of the eight modern nation-states in South Asia.

The book looks at the constitutions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It provides an explanatory description of the process and substantive inputs in the making of the first constitutions of these nations; it sets out to analyse the internal and external (including intra-regional) forces surrounding the making of these constitutions; and it sets out theoretical constructions of models to conceptualise the nature and role of the first constitutions (including constituent documents) in the founding of the modern nation-states and their subsequent impact on state-building in the region.

Table Of Contents

Interim Table of Contents
1. South Asian Constitutional Foundings: Beyond History
Kevin Y.L. Tan & Ridwanul Hoque
2. India's Constitutional Founding: An Enduring But Mixed Legacy
Arun K Thiruvengadam
3. From Nation to State: Constitutional Founding in Pakistan
Sadaf Aziz & Moeen Cheema
4. The Founding and Making of Bangladesh's Constitution
Ridwanul Hoque
5. Dominion Status and Compromised Foundations: The Soulbury Constitution and Sinhalese Buddhist Nationalist Responses to the Founding of the Ceylonese State, 1931-1956
Roshan de Silva-Wijeyeratne
6. Constitutional Foundings in Nepal: Experience with Changing Parameters
Bipin Adhikari
7. Making Bhutan's Constitution: Institutionalizing a Traditional Monarchy
Winnie Bothe
8. Towards a Maldivian Nation-State: The Constitutions of 1932 and 1968
Shamsul Falaah
9. Afghanistan: An Aborted Beginning
Ebrahim Afsah

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