The Contribution of Women to the Creation of India’s Constitution

Introduction

India is celebrating 73 years as a republic. The Indian Constitution went into effect on January 26, 1950. Dr BR Ambedkar, the Father of the Constitution, could not have moulded it without the essential input of 15 women among 389 constituent assembly members. Meet some of India’s most progressive and influential voices, about whom we rarely speak, and without whom our constitution may not have been inclusive.