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The making of the Indian Constitution- Excerpts from the Constituent Assembly debates

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  Dr Jas Simran Kehal The constitution is apparently revered but it is not celebrated- Stephen M. Griffin. Constitution is not a mere lawyer’s document, it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of age. ― Dr B R Ambedkar. The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of …

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Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

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  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar‘s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent Assembly has altogether held …

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Dr. Ambedkar on Scheduled Tribes

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  Adv. Mahendra Jadhav This is a reply to Prof. M.L. Garasiya’s post (dated 27.11.2015) ‘Sanvidhan me Kyu nahi diya gaya “Adivasi” shabd ko Sthan/Mahatva?’ (Why the word “Adivasi” was not given importance/place in the Constitution of India?) A few days ago, I received a Whatsapp message from one of my friends who stays in …

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Making sense of the Patel Agitation: Democracy and its discontents

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  Dilip Mandal They are not socially or educationally backward people, not at all. They are not a community on the margins of history, politics or any other social matrix. Rather, they belong to a community which is looked upon with envy by people from other communities in India as they are known to be …

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Exactly whose sentiments are hurt by beef and pork? Part 2

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  Continued from here. Ravi Chandran As we saw earlier, beef was made an issue associated with only Muslims. Read the constituent assembly debate on banning cow slaughter– Seth Govind Das in his speech he says:  …The Muslims should come forward to make it clear that their religion does not compulsorily enjoin on them the …

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The caste-neutral whip and other jokes

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Kuffir It is a clear visual representation of ‘secular violence’, which has its roots in the presentation of the Indian National Congress and the Nationalist movement as an unproblematic social organization and process, through which India gained freedom for the betterment and advance of all its ‘citizens.’ – Savari, in ‘Whipping up ‘critical pedagogy’: Uncritical …