Composite culture and its discontents

Print edition : September 01, 2017

Dr Rajendra Prasad, the President of the Constituent Assembly of India, signing a copy of the new Constitution of the Indian Republic at the Constituent Assembly Hall in New Delhi. Photo: THE HINDU archives

Dr B.R. Ambedkar with the members of the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly. From left, N. Madhva Rao, Saiyid Muhammad Saadulla, Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar and the constitutional adviser, Benegal Narsing Rau. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The Constituent Assembly during one of its debates. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The evolution of a composite culture reached its zenith during the independence movement, which found its expression in the Constitution. The Sangh Parivar has expressed its unhappiness with this Constitution from time to time.
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