Granville Austin, the biographer of India’s Constitution, passes away at 87

Granville Austin, 87, the biographer of India’s Constitution, passed away this afternoon in Washington, DC. He was surrounded by family and friends. Austin’s books, The Indian Constitution: A Cornerstone of A Nation, and Working A Democratic Republic: The Indian Experience, reshaped our understanding of India’s constitutional foundations and its democratic practice. Austin was awarded a Padma Shri in 2011 by the President of India.

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