Please come prepared for a discussion of the following questions. Read: Chapter 1 of Introduction to the Constitution of India by Durga Das Basu given to you.

Also consult the following blogs.

Socialist ideas Test 3 posted on Feb 26, 2013

Secularism in the Indian Constitution posted on Feb 26, 2013

Political ideas in the Preamble posted on Feb 26, 2013

1.What is the significance of the Objectives Resolution passed by the Constituent Assembly?  How far does it realize the goals of the Freedom Struggle?

2.Under what category would you place the Indian Political System? Can you contrast it with UK, France and USA?

3. While India secured freedom under the Independence Act passed by the British Parliament, under what authority did it secure a Constitution?

4. What are the main ideals of the Preamble? How are these sought to be realized?

5.What changes were introduced in the Preamble subsequently?

6. What is the legal validity of the Preamble?

Comment briefly on each one of these in this blog.

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