Granville Austin: Eminent Indian Constitution academic passed away

Granville Austin (87), a distinguished scholar of India’s Constitution and a Padma Shri awardee, passed away in Washington.

Austin wrote two critically acclaimed political histories of the Indian Constitution — ‘The Indian Constitution: A Cornerstone of A Nation’ and ‘Working A Democratic Republic: The Indian Experience

For his works, the Government of India conferred upon him Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor in India, in 2011.

Austin worked as a journalist/photographer and later worked with the US Information Service, Department of State, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and on the staff of a US Senator.

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