The Making of India's Constitution
Join us in this journey to uncover the ideas, people and events that shaped the Indian Constitution. Through this podcast, we hope to advance a popular understanding of India's constitutional and political history.
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The Making of India's ConstitutionApr 16, 2021
Episode 1: The Karachi Resolution, 1931
In 1931 the Indian National Congress passed the landmark Resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic and Social Change popularly known as the Karachi Resolution. In this episode, we take you through the dramatic political story behind the Resolution which included the execution of Bhagat Singh, growing unrest within the Congress's left-leaning groups and the role of radical political activist M.N. Roy.
We highlight the Resolution's key principles and how these shaped the Constitution of India in 1950 particularly the Directive Principles of State Policy. This episode includes excerpts from our interview with Professor Kama Maclean, South Asian History, University of Heidelberg.
In this introduction, we give you a sense of what to expect in upcoming episodes, and locate the podcast within ConstitutionofIndia.net’s broader constitutional education work.