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Seminar by Prof. Stephen Legg on "Making India in London Jindal Global Law School India's First Global Law School Staging Politics, Internationalism, and Failures at the Round Table Conferences, 1930-32"

Speakers: 
Prof. Stephen Legg
Date 
27 March 2017
Venue 
O. P Jindal Global University
City 
Sonipat
Program Schedule: 
Constitutions mark the moments in which law, politics and geography intersect. They establish the legal conventions that enable a polity to exist in a particular territory; but the politics and the geographies of constitutions are rarely studied. This seminar will explore one of the fundamental  Read More...

Constitutions mark the moments in which law, politics and geography intersect. They establish the legal conventions that enable a polity to exist in a particular territory; but the politics and the geographies of constitutions are rarely studied. This seminar will explore one of the fundamental moments in the history of the Indian constitution; the three Round Table Conferences, in London, between 1930-32. It is widely acknowledged that the conferences laid the framework for the Government of India Act 1935 \vhich itself informed India's first independent constitution. However, little is known about what took place in London and vvhat is known is known as failure. The seminar will explore why the Round Table Conferences were read as failures, and how a detailed understanding of the staging of the conference can help us understand this internationalist moment in India's constitutional history.