Samvidhaan: Reflections on Shyam Benegal’s rendition of Indian Constitutional history

In this post, Professor Arvind Elangovan reflects upon the famous television series “Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India” by Shyam Benegal. He argues that despite the accomplishments of the series, which ostensibly aims to teach the viewer about the story of the making of the Indian constitution, it obfuscates more than it edifies

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Undoing historical injustice: The role of the Forest Rights Act and the Supreme Court in departing from colonial forest laws

In this piece, Deirdre N. Dlugoleski introduces the arguments she makes in her research article titled “Undoing historical injustice: the role of the Forest Rights Act and the Supreme Court in departing from colonial forest laws” that has been published in Issue 2 of the 2020 Volume of the Indian Law Review.

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Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the FCRA 2020

In this Explainer, our Legal Reporter Shravani, unpacks the substantive and procedural issues with the recent Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. FCRA 2020 seeks to regulate foreign funding of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in order to increase transparency and ensure accountability. However, the amendment creates challenges that hinder the proper functioning of NGOs, especially those at grassroots by over-regulating the sector.

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