Constitutional Development in India During the British Rule


How did the institutions, laws and rules that led to the growth of responsible and limited government in India, recognition of fundamental rights of individual and social groups, division and separation of powers, and representative governments at the federal and provincial levels evolve during the British Rule in India? Is there continuity between the development of the political constitution before and after Independence? A variety of administrative, federal, legal, legislative and political changes were introduced during this period that became part of constitutional development in India. This chapter will examine the evolution of political constitutionalism ...

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