Book Release - 2009
The Vice President, in his address said that it was a serious and relevant
study and has expanded the ambit of Federalism, contributing meaningfully
to the conceptual framework of our polity. He noted that the Book poses
the hard issues in two propositions: How can conscious policies of
governance build up legitimacy in diverse societies? How can we build up
institutions that can accommodate diversities? The Vice President was of
the view that the Book reiterates the need for more comprehensive studies
on the actual working of our federal structure.
Earlier, while reviewing the Book, Prof. Gurpreet Mahajan of the
Jawaharlal Nehru University commended the analysis of the dilemma of
Pluralism: reconciling the common interests of the society as a whole with
the particular interests of its sub-groups. She emphasized upon the need
for developing the federal structure to cater to the needs of instruments
of multi-cultural nationalism .
Book release function was attended by Dr. G.N. Qazi (who introduced the
Book) Vice Chancellor of the Hamdard University, senior Faculty members of
the Hamdard University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, the
I.G.N.O.U., the N.U.E.P.A, senior members of the Legal fraternity and
members of the civil society.