ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 3 July-September, 2013 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
NEED FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Ashok Kumar Gadiya & Chander Pal Singh
 
ABSTRACT
This paper examines the historical roots of Indian Constitution and argues that the crisis of political system in India is largely due to the fact that Constituent Assembly imported an alien political structure which is unsuited to Indian genus. Much of the present Constitution of India is based upon the colonial structure imposed on India by British administrators through various installments of constitutional reforms designed primarily to prolong the subjugation of India. The Constituent Assembly did not deliberate over alternatives to Westminster model or even the Gandhian ideas on the subject. The post-colonial critique from the organic intellectuals has been summarized and the necessity of structural shift from people -controlling system (Lok Niyantrak Vyavastha) to a people- controlled system (Lok Niyantrit Vyavastha), has been argued to ameliorate the maladies that afflict Indian political system.
 
KEYWORD
B.R. Ambedkar, B.N. Rau, Constituent Assembly, Constitution, Mahatma Gandhi, Government of India Act (1935), Minto-Morley Reforms (1909), Lok Niyantrak vyavastha ,Lok Niyantrit vyavastha , Panchayat, Swaraj
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