Our Constitution

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The Indian Constitution, the longest of any sovereign nation in the world, provides a comprehensive framework to guide and govern the country, keeping in view her social, cultural and religious diversity. A distinctive document with many extraordinary features, the Constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any sovereign nation in the world. The original text of the Constitution contained 395 articles in 22 parts and eight schedules. It came into effect on January 26, 1950, the day that India celebrates each year as the Republic Day. The number of articles has since increased to 448 due to 100 amendments.



This chapter is titled "Our constitution" and is the first chapter of Part 1 of the Political Science part of the Social sciences textbook.(Class 9)

Additional References

How the topic is discussed in NCERT Books


This topic is a good read on why we need a Constitution. Students must be encouraged to read this to understand real life parallels between our Constitution and rules a society needs to function.

Useful websites


This article provides an introduction to the Constitution and the purpose it serves.


This website is very interesting as it has the collection of Constituent Assembly debates. Going through the debates give us a good understanding of what exactly the makers of our Constitution were thinking when they framed it.


This website gives a good amount of history about the Constitution and how it came into being.

Project Ideas

1.Collect information with pictures about the prominent leaders who were the members of the Constituent Assembly.

2. List out the Fundamental Rights we enjoy.

3. List out the Fundamental duties.

4. Discuss the hurdles to implement uniform laws in our country.

Apart from these activities given in the text book, students must be encouraged to read the preamble, and have a discussion about the meaning of every word specified in it.