“We have here an account of the birth and evolution of a law that like no other since the framing of India’s constitution, has captured the imagination of India’s peoples cutting across the vast diversities and contradictions that constitute this nation. This phenomenon is recounted by raconteurs who were pivot to the multitude of inputs and demands that made this possible… essential reading not only for students of India’s constitutional evolution but for all aspirants to making democracy real for the citizens of this troubled world.”