CADIndia website

July 1, 2015 | Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy

The Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project seeks to enhance public awareness and critical engagement with India’s constitutional tradition.


The Constituent Assembly Debates (CADs) are a record of the debates and proceedings in the Constituent Assembly of India which sat for 165 days from December 9, 1946 to January 24, 1950. These debates which are organised in 12 volumes are an essential guide to the process of drafting and creating the Constitution of India, 1950.


While the CADs are available in print and on the web, both expert and lay users find these existing sources complex and difficult to access and comprehend.


CADINDIA.CLPR.ORG.IN is a website designed to make these debates instantly accessible in a user-friendly manner in three ways:

  • Curated and edited content to enhance readability.
  • Editorial tagging of content to enable swift access to key debates
  • Powerful Search Engine that can precisely locate debates based on user queries.


Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy

Managing Trustee

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