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The Best Possible Constitution?


The contents of the Constitution of India are a reflection of the time and circumstances in which it was drafted and adopted. The debates were not simply about approving or disapproving the text of the Constitution as presented by the Drafting Committee headed by B R Ambedkar. The alternate versions of the constitutional text presented by the members of the Constituent Assembly deserve serious engagement and consideration if the cause of democratic constitutionalism is to be served.

Is the Constitution of India the best possible Constitution that an independent India could have gotten in 1950? And does it remain so in 2020?

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Updated On : 20th Dec, 2020


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