The Evolution of the Right to Property in India: From a Law and Development Perspective

Title: The Evolution of the Right to Property in India: From a Law and Development Perspective

Published on: November 19, 2020

Published in: Law and Development Review

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Rashmi Venkatesan

Rashmi Venkatesan

Looking at Article 31 and its initial amendments from a “law and development” perspective provides a critique of the current narrative of “conflict” and offers an alternative interpretation of its history. The paper argues that rather than arising from the pursuit of either authoritarian socialist planning or an egalitarian social revolution, the travails of the Article came in the context of India’s quest for economic modernity through a process of “passive revolution”.