Why understanding constitutional debates is relevant today

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The Indian Constitution is a result of debates and deliberations by the Constituent Assembly over three years between 1946 to 1959. As a barely formed nation, what were the issues that bothered our leaders and intellectuals and how did they debate these issues. These debates are a reflection of the idea of India as a nation and the country’s aspirations

On the occasion of the 75th year of Independence, we at Suno India are releasing a podcast series on the raging Constituent Assembly debates and the Constitution–Contested Nation. It is researched and hosted by the Equals Project. The Equals project is an initiative that helps bring awareness about constitutional history and process by which constitution was written.

In this episode, Suno India’s Menaka Rao hosting speaks with Shruti V, the founder of Equals Project.

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1. Introduction and origin of Equals Project (00:00:25)

2. The idea of healthy debate (00:04:21)

3. How they debated right to free speech (00:07:41)

4. Right to choose own partner in Constitution (00:12:02)

5. Representation in the Constituent Assembly (00:15:13)

6. Was Constitution overreaching (00:24:08)

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