Blog posts by: Vineeth Krishna
27 September 2023 • By Vineeth Krishna
This Month in Constitution Making (September 1945): Newly-elected Labour Party announces a Constituent Assembly for India
4 September 2023 • By Vineeth Krishna
How did the results of the 1945 UK General election have cascading effects on the setting up of two separate constitution-making bodies in India and Pakistan respectively?
This Month in Constitution Making (June 1934): Congress Makes The First Official Demand For A Constituent Assembly
13 June 2023 • By Vineeth Krishna
In a historic moment in June 1934, the Indian National Congress, for the first time, officially demanded an Indian Constituent Assembly to frame India's Constitution. In a span of a few years, this demand transformed into the cornerstone of India's freedom movement.
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?
19 May 2023 • By Vineeth Krishna
Longstanding conflicts over the control of a nation's capital city between national and state governments are not exclusive to India. This piece draws parallels between India and the United States, examining the historical debates and current developments surrounding self-government their capital cities.
23 March 2023 • By Vineeth Krishna
On 23 March 1931 the British hanged Bhagat Singh for his involvement in the Lahore Conspiracy Case. Just a week later, the the Indian National Congress passed the iconic Karachi Resolution 1931. Were these two historic events connected?
8 March 2023 • By Vineeth Krishna
Explore the contribution of the Women's India Association to constitutional thought, long before 1946.
B.R. Ambedkar's and M.K. Gandhi's contrasting views on the caste system, have garnered wide attention. Here, we compare their views on an important constitutional design feature: Federalism.
12 September 2022 • By Vineeth Krishna
In September 2022, the Chilean population voted to reject the Draft of a new Chilean Constitution. What does the rejection of a highly progressive draft constitution mean for future constitution-making projects?
On the evening of 13 August 1947, Sir Cyril Radcliffe submitted a report to the Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, that settled the territorial boundaries of India and Pakistan, referred to as the Commissions' ‘awards’. The British archives reveal why there was a delay in the publication of the awards.
11 July 2022 • By Vineeth Krishna
In this desk brief, we break down the reactions to the announcement of Partition in the Indian Constituent Assembly.
How was the debate on the Seventh Schedule of the Draft Constitution of India 1948 influenced by U.S. case law?
13 May 2022 • By Vineeth Krishna
The views of 'sedition' from our Constitution framers as compared to present day.
This Month in Constitution Making (May 1949): India Decides to Remain in the Commonwealth of Nations
4 May 2022 • By Vineeth Krishna
How Nehru ended up convincing the Constituent Assembly to join the Commonwealth Group of Nations.
2 May 2022 • By Vineeth Krishna
We examine the provisions of the Constitution of Free India: A Draft (1944).
6 April 2022 • By Vineeth Krishna
How did the group of Princely States join the Union of India?
What was the impact of FDR's actions during the Great Depression on the Indian Constituent Assembly?
9 February 2022 • By Vineeth Krishna
The background behind the announcement of Britain quitting India in February 1947.
This Month in Constitution-Making (January 1947): The Constituent Assembly passes the Objectives Resolution
4 January 2022 • By Vineeth Krishna
How did Nehru convince the Constituent Assembly to accept the provisions of the Objectives Resolution?
This Month in Constitution-Making (November 1946): Was The Constituent Assembly Valid Despite Muslim League Absence?
8 November 2021 • By Vineeth Krishna
Did the absence of the Muslim League from the Indian Constituent Assembly test its validity of existence?
This Month In Constitution Making (October, 1949): Constituent Assembly Adds Contempt of Court to Free Speech Limitations
5 October 2021 • By Vineeth Krishna
Why did TT Krishnamachari want to add 'contempt of court' as a constraint to the Fundamental right of Freedom of speech?
This Month in Constitution-Making (September 1949): Constituent Assembly Settles on a Name for the Union
20 September 2021 • By Vineeth Krishna
Read about how our Constitution framers debated on the naming of the country as per Article 1 of the Constitution of India 1950