An illustration on a photolithographed edition of the Constitution of the Republic of India, in a painting by Nanda Lal Bose, shows Shri Rama as Rashtra Purush, national hero.
A set of paintings by Nanda Lal Bose which adorn the Constitution are appended. These paintings include the great national heroes starting with Vedic times, including Shri Rama, Shri Krishna, Mahavira, Buddha, Nataraja, Akbar, Shivaji, Gurugobind Singh, Lakshmi Bai, Tippu Sultan, Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, scenes depicting other historical episodes and scenes from the Himalaya, from the desert and from the Ocean. The scenes adorn each section of the Constitution. The Part on Fundamental Rights is adorned by Shri Rama and the Part on Directive Principles of State Policy is adorned by Shri Krishna.
One of 1000 photolithographed reproductions made in 1955 of the Constitution of the Republic of India, ratified in 1949, two years after India became independent of Britain:
Law Library Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Constitution of India, 1949
This book is one of 1000 photolithographed reproductions made in 1955 of the Constitution of the Republic of India, ratified in 1949, two years after India became independent of Britain. Concern for the rights of citizens is the basic principle established in the constitution, which sought to assimilate the various linguistic regions and religious groups of India into a cohesive nation. The opening page, shown, contains language echoing that of the Constitution of the United States. Borders, illuminated with real gold in the original, surround the text and illustrations, in Indian art styles of various times.
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