Social and Political Life - III
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About the lesson
*A book in which we find the rules and principles a society wants to follow is called a constitution.
*The key features of the Indian constitution are federalism, a parliamentary form of government, separation of powers, and fundamental rights for all.
*The role of the constitution and the need for laws (through the example of dowry)
*The role of the constitution in determining the authority and legitimacy of a law
*Laws and dissent (citing the the Salt Satyagraha and a post-1947 example, such as the anti-liquor agitation)
*Vision set forth in the Indian Constitution with a focus on secularism
*How an ideal of the Constitution translates into a law
*How ideals of secularism get translated into fundamental rights
*Fundamental rights as human rights
*Whether the fact that a law exists to secure certain rights mean that in effect these rights have been realised for all, with examples from current *Efforts of various marginalised communities to realise their rights