Paulomi Chakraborty, affiliate professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences — IIT-B, presents a nuanced exploration of equality partly 5 of IIT Bombay for Justice’s #PreambleLectures sequence.
Editor’s Note: The following was initially printed on 11 February. It is being republished on the event of India’s Constitution Day — the day in 1949 on which the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India.
The phrases of the Preamble to the Indian Constitution, just like the National Anthem, come simply to our lips.
“We, the People of India, having solemnly resolved to represent India right into a sovereign socialist secular democratic republic, and to safe to all its residents:
Justice, social, financial and political;
Liberty of thought, expression, perception, religion and worship;
Equality of standing and of alternative;
and to advertise amongst all of them
Fraternity, assuring the dignity of the person and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
In our Constituent Assembly this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do hereby undertake, enact and provides to ourselves this Constitution.”
And but, glibly although we pronounce these phrases, few amongst us have dwelt on and absolutely understood their which means.
A lecture sequence organised by the IIT-Bombay for Justice group between 16-26 January 2020 makes an attempt to handle simply this hole.
Even because the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India has proven up the fault traces amid the individuals of this nation, IIT-Bombay for Justice’s Preamble lecture sequence endeavours to return to the fundamentals; to look at what it means to be a “sovereign socialist secular democratic republic”, to reaffirm the beliefs enshrined within the Constitution — justice, liberty, equality, fraternity — that Indians should maintain on to, greater than ever in these fractured occasions.
More from the sequence, right here.
In lecture 5, Paulomi Chakraborty, affiliate professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences — IIT Bombay, presents a nuanced exploration of equality. Watch it right here:
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