Rama Setu: Pictorial essay on rashtram, Shri Rama on Constitution of India

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:

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The Constitution of India.
Calligraphy by Prem Behari Narain Raizda, illuminated by Nand Lal Bose.
Dehra Dun, India: Survey of India Offices, 1955.
Rare Book Collection,
Law Library (70.1)

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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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3 Responses to Rama Setu: Pictorial essay on rashtram, Shri Rama on Constitution of India

  1. […] https://kalyan97.wordpress.com/2007/10/16/1092/ See paintings of Nandalal Bose on Constitution of India (Survey of India, Dehradun edition, 1955) showing Shri Rama and other rashtra purush, national heroes. […]

  2. […] Rama Setu: Pictorial essay on rashtram, Shri Rama on Constitution of India […]

  3. The inner design of “Preamble” is also designed by the great Calligraphist of India, Shree Prem Behari Narain Raizada ji.
    In border of the pages, Shree Prem ji write his name “Prem”

    “Shree PREM BEHARI JI did this excellent work merely for his love of Art and his Country, without any demand or expectation even of remuneration” said by Hon`ble G.V.Mavalankar the first Speaker of “Loksabha”
    More details can be obtain from Yoginder Saxena

    Mail:- saxenayoginder@yahoo.co.in

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