Freedom of Speech

In a new book published this month, “Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India” (Penguin, 2017), I argue that the enactment of the Constitution in 1950 made little substantive difference to the right to free speech since many of the colonial-era restrictions on free speech (sedition, hate speech, obscenity, contempt of court, and defamation) were retained and even strengthened in independent India. I would like to invite interested readers to read further.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *