CADIndia Version 2.0, developed by the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore (CLPR) sports a new visual design with improvements to functionality along with a new sleek and modern logo.

The design of CADIndia has undergone a radical change across all pages of the website.  We have adopted a palette that includes brighter and more visually appealing colours. A carefully selected font and formatting style have been used to make core textual materials – Constituent Assembly Debates and Historical Constitutions – attractive and easily readable.

Beyond Search

CADIndia’s tagline is Read, Search and Explore India’s Constitutional Origins. In prior versions of the site, ‘Search’ – which allowed users to navigate constitutional history materials in a quick and effective way - was given prominence and became the most popular feature of the website among the public.

In CADIndia Version 2.0the design and organisation of the site, especially on the homepage, gives equal importance to ‘Read’ and ‘Explore’ as well. Our long-term goal is to expand the website’s USP beyond the search - to become a comprehensive portal for engaging with India’s constitutional history.

More Ways To Explore

The Explore Section, as in the previous version of the website, provides an overview of how the Constitution was framed and the people involved through ‘Constitution-Making Process’ and ‘Constituent Assembly Members’.  In addition to this, CADIndia version 2.0 has two new sections under ‘Explore’: ‘

  • Assembly Member of the Week: A look at one framer of the Constitution: biography, role and contributions in the Constiuent Assemvly
  • This week that year:  A look at the highlights of a weeks proceedings of the Constituent Assembly. This could be a focus on one or more debates. 

Making Constitutional History Contemporary

There is now an ‘Engage’ section to the homepage which archives and gives information about CLPR’s past and forthcoming events and activities like ConQuest – national level quiz on the Indian Constitution, Politics and History.

The ‘Engage’ section also links with the CADIndia blog which will have writings that use Indian constitutional history to provide sharp insights into contemporary political, legal and social issues.

Improved Search

The search page of the website has been re-designed for enhanced usability and navigation. Thesearch engine has been augmented to provide more accurate search results. The website organised in a manner that allows a user to dive into the search from different parts of the website.

Looking Ahead: Expansion of Content

The CADIndia database hosts 90% of the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly Debates and 10 Historical Constitutions which have been human tagged. By the end of the year, we aim to complete 100% of the Constituent Assembly Debates and add 5 more Historical Constitutions.

We will also progressively complete the Constituent Assembly Debate summaries for all the Articles of the Constitution and add and edit other content of the website over the next year.

CADIndia has been developed with the support of the South Asia Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.