ConQuest 2023: Goa University emerge Champions, followed by NLU Delhi and GNLU
We celebrated Constitution Day on 25 November 2023 with the Grand Finale of ConQuest 2023. A special edition was organised for 300 Karnataka Government school students.
The Einstein-Nehru Exchange on Israel and Palestine
Einstein's letter to Nehru was a spirited attempt to sway him towards endorsing the idea of an Israeli state.
Book Review: Founding Mothers of the Indian Republic (2023)
Achyut Chetan's new book is arguably the first of its kind to spotlight the often-overlooked role of women in India's constitutional founding.
The Making of India’s Constitution
Watch this exclusive animated video that traces the long history of Indian constitution-making and highlights the radical constitutional choices made by the Indian Constituent Assembly.
Welcome to Our New Website!
We are excited to announce the launch of Constitutionofindia.net 3.0 on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti 2023! This latest version features significant upgrades in functionality, an expanded range of resources, and a comprehensive redesign aimed at emphasizing accessibility and readability.
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Article 44: Uniform civil code for the citizens
Article 22: Protection against arrest and detention in certain cases
Constituent Assembly Debates
04 Nov 1948 - 08 Jan 1949
Political Demands of Scheduled Castes 1944 (SCF)
B.R Ambedkar, the founder of the All India Scheduled Castes Federation (SCF), appended this document to his 1945 book 'What the Congress and Gandhi have done to the Untouchables'. The document comprises a series of resolutions passed by the SCF's Working Committee that demanded constitutional protections for Schedules Caste community.
Search through Indian Constitutional History Archives
Explore the fascinating history of India's Constitution with our robust search engine. Our extensive database features meticulously tagged and edited primary materials from 1874 to 1950, including plenary debates and committee reports of the Indian Constituent Assembly, Historical Constitutions, and the Constitution of India 1950. With powerful search filters and sorting options, you can engage with these materials in exciting new ways that promote discovery, insight, and analysis around India's constitutional origins.
Explore how the Indian Constitution was made
First Session of the Constituent Assembly
13 DEC 1946 - 22 JAN 1947
Committee Stages and Second Session of Constituent Assembly Debates
27 FEB 1947 - 30 AUG 1947
Draft Constitution by the Constitutional Adviser
01 FEB 1947 - 31 OCT 1947
First Draft Constitution
27 OCT 1947 - 21 FEB 1948
Public Circulation of First Draft
21 FEB 1948 - 26 OCT 1948
Debates on the Draft Constitution
4 NOV 1948
Second Reading of the Draft Constitution
14 NOV 1948 - 17 OCT 1949
Revision of the Draft Constitution
Third Reading of Drafting Constitution
14 NOV 1949 - 26 NOV 1949
Enactment and Adoption of the Constitution of India
26 JAN 1950
The Constitution making process was organised around the deliberations of the Constituent Assembly. On 9 December 1946, the Constituent Assembly sat for the first time. In the span of 2 years and 11 months, it completed its task of framing India's Constitution. During this period the Constituent Assembly had 11 sessions and sat for a total of 167 days.
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The Constituent Assembly’s Concerns over President’s Ordinance Powers
22 May 2023 • By Siddharth Jha
Last Friday, the President promulgated an ordinance overturning a significant Supreme Court judgment. Did our Constitution framers intend for the ordinance powers to be used in such a manner?
Founding of India’s Republic: Continuity or Departure from Civilisation?
1 June 2023 • By Vineeth Krishna
The Sengol ceremony during the new parliament's inauguration was an attempt to depict India's founding as a continuation of its civilizational heritage. Did the Founders perceive India's transformation in similar vein?
The Making of India’s Constitution
ConQuest 2023 comes to a close. Goa University crowned champions
Ramaiah College of Law
IIT Madras wins South Regional Champions of ConQuest 2023. Next stop, national championships
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
The National Constitution Society (NCS) is a ConstitutionofIndia.net led network of student groups at schools, colleges and universities across India that work towards building and sustaining a vibrant constitution culture.