Five life lessons from India’s Constitution
The Constitution has become a part of the language of protest. A look at pivotal moments in its 70-year journey
The Constitution has survived seven decades despite many assaults by Parliament and the judiciary. And Indians know they are governed by the words of the Constitution
NEW YORK : At 70, only Constitutions, tortoises, and whales are dubbed “young." Though young, the Indian Constitution has undergone tremendous change over these seven decades. Starting with 395 Articles and 8 Schedules, it now stands at over 450 Articles and 12 Schedules—a result of 104 amendments. These amendments have changed essential aspects of the republic, such as fundamental rights, federalism, democratic participation, judicial review, etc.