The following booklet titled “Forty-Three Years of Independence”, authored by Nani A. Palkhivala, commences by highlighting the incredulity of the survival of the Indian democracy where eight hundred and forty million people have lived together as one political entity under diverse cultural norms. This diversity is palpable from the fact that the twelve religions of the world flourish in India, while the constitution recognises fifteen major languages. This has largely been possible due to 5000 years of civilizational history along with a modern constitution which ensures access to human rights and legal responsibilities, thus contributing to its notable legacy of being the longest written constitution of the world. These forty three years have also enabled the dawn of realization of the sham of a socialist economy which brought about excessive authority in a realm which requires economic liberty. While India continues encountering challenges to its unity, the author remains hopeful that the nation will progress forward under the golden arch of national identity with the celebration of interdependence of states, cultures, identities which all belong to one nation of India.