About the Book
The book takes a long and unhurried look at the processes and principles that went into the writing of the longest Constitution in the world. It strives to restore its position in the consciousness of its readers.
The Constitution of India has been amended over a hundred times in the last seven decades. Yet, its basic principles remain supreme. For young students of India’s growth and progress, a deeper understanding of its Articles is essential. The maturing of our democracy and the deeper social consciousness pervading our people, owes much to the manner in which we have been guided by its timeless precepts.
A reading of‘Reviewing the Republic’ will help any reader appreciate how our Constitution came into being and its powerful impact on the daily life of our citizens.
About the Author
C K Mathew, a Visiting Faculty at Azim Premji University, is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the 1977 batch of Rajasthan cadre and was Chief Secretary of the State in 2012 and 2013.
He has a Master’s degree in English Literature after which he obtained a doctorate in English Literature. His doctoral thesis was on‘Symbolism in the selected poems of Emily Dickinson.’ The thesis was also published as a book. He has also written two novels as well as two non-fiction books, the latest of which is Reviewing the Republic: Reflections on the Constitution of India, published by Azim Premji University.