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               INDIA’S CONSTITUTION AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS:
                                      DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES

                                                                         ABHISHEK SINGHVI*


                                            I.   INTRODUCTION
   To address, even superficially, the diverse range of individual
rights in one of the world’s longest constitutional documents1 is a
daunting task. Considering that India is the world’s largest democ-
racy and has arguably the world’s greatest aggregation of diversities
(of race, color, religion, language, caste, culture, ethnicity, food,
and dress), it would be impossible for any author to adequately
address every aspect of the Indian legal system.
   Despite the breadth of the subject, some generalizations may be
made.2 First, India is perhaps the only example of a large country
with an extremely diverse and economically backward population
to emerge from imperialism and becom
								
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