Nanabhoy Palkhivala

Indian jurist and economist

Nanabhoy Palkhivala (January 16, 1920 – December 11, 2002) was an Indian jurist and economist.

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  • The survival of our democracy and the unity and integrity of the nation depend upon the realisation that constitutional morality is no less essential than constitutional legality. Dharma lives in the hearts of public men; when it dies there, no Constitution, no law, no amendment, can save it.
    • Privy Purse case Madhav Rao Jivaji Rao Scindia vs Union of India, (1971) 1 SCC 85 [1]
  • India is like a donkey carrying a sack of gold. The donkey does not know what it is carrying but is content to go along with its load on the back.
    • Quoted in Elst, Koenraad (2014). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa., p. 10

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