Friday, Jul 01, 2022

State Of The Union: How Centre-State Ties Have Fractured Over Time

The relationship between the Central and State governments of India has strained over time. Here we map the complexities of Indian federalism.

State Of The Union
State Of The Union Riyas Komu is a Mumbai-based multimedia artist and curator. This woodwork, titled Salt and Pepper,is a discourse about the coloniser and the oppressed.

Federalism has been at the core of Indian politics ever since independence. In this edition we explore the way the freedom fighters envisioned federalism, the way it is enshrined in our Constitution and where it stands today.

Is India a nation or a union of states? Where does the Centre-State balance lie? Are the ongoing elections in five states, with many regional parties ass­erting themselves, a celebration of India’s federal structure?