Ambedkar on Constitution and Nation Building in India

Sanjeev Kumar


The question of nation building has been the issue nresolved since antiquity. But in Indian context, Ambedkar has categorically discussed about the concept of nation and nation- building. For him Nation must be guided and based on the spirit of constitutionalism. Constitutionalism remains the spirit of any law and existence of any structure. But the method of building nation for Ambedkar is nothing but egalitarian values upholeded by the democratic ethos. Thus this paper is an endeavour to discuss the tripartite relation between constirution, democracy and nation-building in India in which Ambedakar stands as the most significant personality.

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