The constitution of India, it has been said, is not a book but a periodical. Starting with Jawaharlal Nehru, every prime minister who wanted to do something unconstitutional simply amended the constitution. Tripurdaman Singh joins Amit Varma in episode 194 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss India's First Amendment, which began a rot that never ended. Also check out: 1. Sixteen Stormy Days -- Tripurdaman Singh. 2. Imperial Sovereignty and Local Politics -- Tripurdaman Singh. 3. The books of CA Bayly. 4. Shruti Rajagopalan on our constitutional amendments. 5. The Right to Property -- Episode 26 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan). 6. 'Not murder but mimicry' -- Kapil Komireddi's tweet. 7. Modi's Lost Opportunity -- Episode 119 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Salman Soz). 8. India's Greatest Civil Servant -- Episode 167 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Narayani Basu). 9. India's Founding Moment -- Madhav Khosla. 10. The Ideas of Our Constitution -- Episode 164 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Madhav Khosla). 11. Who Broke Our Republic? -- Episode 163 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Kapil Komireddi). 12. The Emergency of 1975 -- Episode 103 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Gyan Prakash). 13. Where Have All the Leaders Gone? -- Amit Varma. 14. Dark Days Lie Ahead -- Pratap Bhanu Mehta. And do check out Amit’s online course, The Art of Clear Writing.
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