Contents and Arrangement

Indian Constitution research material, 1949-1991

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Box 36 contains miscellaneous clippings and photocopies, as well as some notes and library research slips for Working a Democratic Constitution. Clippings are primarily focused on India as well as U.S. foreign relations (1949-1987, most 1970s). Included are a 1971 pamphlet by N.A. Palkhivala, "The Constitution and the Common Man" and a photocopy of Rajeev Dhavan's "The Amendment: Conspiracy or Revolution?" (1978). One folder includes ephemera from Austin's travel to India 1990-1991—a list of people interviewed in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Madras, questions for sources, requisition slips from the National Archives of India, and a few receipts.


Materials remain in their original physical order as received from the donor.

Collection History


Approximately four linear feet of maps were separated to Princeton University Library's Maps and Geospatial Information Center.

Four boxes containing household address books, material relating to Austin's 2008 memoir Retrieving Times, and clippings from American newspapers (most relating to the Middle East) and photocopies of books were returned to the donor.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Phoebe Nobles in February 2017 and June 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Indian Constitution research material; Granville Austin Papers, MC287, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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