Democratic Politics (NTSE/Olympiad)
3. Constitution Design
Making Of The Indian Constitution
The making of the constitution for a huge and diverse country like India was not an easy affair.
(i) The people of India were emerging from the status of subjects to that of citizens.
(ii) The country was born through a partition on the basis of religious differences. Atleast ten lakh people were killed on both sides of the border in partition related violence.
(iii) The British had left it to the rulers of the princely states to decide whether they wanted to merge with India or with Pakistan or remain independent. The merger of these princely states was a difficult and uncertain task.
(iv) When the constitution was being written, the makers of the constitution had anxieties about the present and the future of the country. The Path to Constitution The Constituent Assembly Framing the Constitution : Preamble of the Indian Constitution Importance of the Preamble to the Constitution of India :