The Art & Charlie Blog
In collaboration with The Equals Project
The original manuscript of the Indian Constitution includes 22 pieces of artwork, one for each section. Intricately sketched, these artworks present a snapshot of civilisational history in the Indian subcontinent. What are those 22 illustrations? Who are the artists? Who did the calligraphy? Why did our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru recommend these artists for such a monumental task? Should we appreciate these illustrations as mere decorative artefacts from a time long gone or do they convey more meaning than that? Does the selection of themes for the illustrations hold the test of time today? We are excited to take you on this journey with us as we discuss: Art and the Constitution.