Episode 103: The Emergency

The Emergency of 1975 was not an aberration, but was written into the DNA of the Indian state. Historian Gyan Prakash joins Amit Varma in episode 103 of The Seen and the Unseen to shed light on why the framers of the constitution gave such draconian powers to the state — and why we may not have become so free in 1947 after all.

Also check out:
Emergency Chronicles by Gyan Prakash, on Amazon.
Shruti Rajagopalan on our constantly changing constitution (Aug 2015).
The Evil of Family Planning (Dec 2014) — Amit Varma
Lessons From 1975 (Sep 2015) — Amit Varma