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Introduction To The Constitution Of India, is an ideal text for political science students, and laypersons, which provides an analytical look at the complexities of the Indian Constitution.
Summary Of The Book
Introduction To The Constitution Of India, looks at the beginning of India’s journey from January 26,1950 to the present day. It has gone through many amendments since it was enacted. There is an official Hindi translation and an English version of the Indian Constitution. The original is handwritten with beautiful calligraphy, which the author has tried decipher for the benefit of his readers. The Indian Constitution is currently the longest one of any country in the world.
This book takes readers through the minute details of the Constitution. It is divided into nine chapters, with the sequence of the chapters closely following the Constitution. Some of the topics covered in the nine sections are Nature of the Constitution, Government of the Union, Government of the States, Administration of Union Territories, Local Government, Judicature, The Federal System, and Miscellaneous topics like Elections, Languages, Public Service Commissions.
The book begins by introducing readers to the Indian Constitution. Then it explores the historical background, philosophy, features, and creation of the Constitution. Readers will become well acquainted with the Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Rights and Duties, as well as the amendment procedures.
The remainder of the book provides information about State governments, Union governments, administration procedures in Union Territories, and governance in special areas such as Jammu and Kashmir. Basu has also included details about the functioning of small governments such as panchayats, planning committees, and municipalities. A sound background about the judicial system, especially the High Courts and Supreme Courts is also provided. In the final chapter, readers are given a thorough background information about the nation’s federal system. In this chapter, topics such as emergency provisions, inter-state relations, minorities, elections, and languages are addressed.
This text is a useful reference tool for Political Science students, as well as the citizens of India. Introduction To The Constitution Of India, was published in 2012, by Lexisnexis.
About Durga Das Basu
Durga Das Basu is an Indian author and jurist. He has also written, Comparative Constitutional Law, Casebook On The Indian Constitutional Law, Law of Press, Comparative Federalism and Commentary On The Constitution Of India. Basu has received numerous honorary doctorates from over six Indian universities. He also has doctorate in law from the University of Calcutta.
Part 1: Nature of the constitution
1. The Historical background
2. The making of the constitution
3. The philosophy of the constitution
4. Outstanding features of our constitution
5. Nature of the federal system
6. Territory of the Union
8. Fundamental rights and fundamental Duties
9. Directive Principles of state Policy
10. Procedure for amendment
Part II: Government of the union
11. The Union Executive
1. The president and the Vice President
2. Powers and Duties of the president
3. The Council of ministers
4. The President in relation to his council or ministers
5. The Attorney general for India
6. The Comptroller and Auditor general of India
12. The Union Legislature
Part III: Government of the States
13. The State Executive
1. The General structure
3. The Council of ministers
4. Advocate General
14. The State Legislature
15. The State of Jammu & Kashmird
Part IV: Administration of Union Territories
16. Administration of Union Territories and Acquired
Part V: Local Government
17. The new system of Panchayats and municipalities
19. Municipalities and Planning Committees
Part VI: Administration of Special areas
20. Administration of scheduled and Tribal Areas
Part VII: The Judicature
21. Organization of the Judiciary in general
22. The Supreme Court
23. The High Court
Part VIII: The Federal system
24. Distribution of legislative and executive powers
25. Distribution of financial powers
26. Administrative Relations between the Union and the states
27. Inter state Relations
28. Emergency Provisions
Part IX: Miscellaneous
29. Rights and liabilities of the Government and Public servants
30. The services and Public service Commissions
32. Minorities, Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes
34. How the Constitution has worked
|University Books Details|
|Subject||Constitution of India and Professional Ethics|
|Specialization||B.A(History), Computer Science Engineering, B.A(Political Science)|
|Book Type||Non Fiction Book|
|Number of Pages||200 Pages|
|Authored By||Durga Das Basu|
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Nov 20, 2014
Magnificent - One of the best books on the Constitution for UPSC
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
Bit difficult but good book
Sep 19, 2014
Must read if eager to know about Indian Constitution
Maan Singh Aswal
Sep 9, 2014
very fine piece of writing..
V.Vishnuthej - RC REDDY IAS STUDY CIRCLE
Jan 9, 2012
BEST BOOK FOR THOSE WHO ARE PREPARING FOR CIVILS and OTHER STATE PSCFaculty of INDIAN POLITY also and as a student learner i highly recommend..sorry its better to say that only base book for all the UPSC and other State PSC's..
Feb 6, 2013
If you can read Chetan Bhagat's book, you CAN read this too!I chanced upon this on the best seller list and was surprised to find a book on a drab subject making to Flipkart's best-seller list. Flipkart delivered the book within 72 hours of placing the order (as usual) :)
May 13, 2014
poor quality print.I am really starting to doubt that these low price edition books are particularly low in price because they are made of cheap paper. When you buy a book for the purpose of studies, you expect it to be sturdy and durable specially since you handle it a lot. This book is a good one, but sorry to say the paper quality is really poor.
Dec 6, 2011
Decent ReadThis is book is mainly for the people who are preparing for competitive exams. The language of the book is mostly in legal genre, for people who have not read these type of books earlier, will take sometime to get the hang of the language. I wouldn't say it has grooving narration, but it isn't bad either.
Sep 18, 2013
More suited to advanced (not expert) readersThe book is an excellent reference point for any/all issues on the Indian Constitution. A majority of Civil Service aspirants (myself included) treat this book as the golden standard for Indian Polity, and rightly so.
Oct 4, 2013
a must reada very well known book, a must read if u r preparing for civil services.
Dec 9, 2012
Best possible start for Civil Services preparation...Whether u are a normal citizen or a IAS aspirant, this book is a must read for every Indian if u wanna know the functioning of your country at the grass-root level. One thing is for sure you need to have patience to complete the book but once you do complete it, I bet you'll have a much better insight about India.
May 14, 2012
Must read for Political Science studentsA Political Science student must read this book.
Apr 11, 2012
Wonderful read!!At first I was hesitant to pick up the book as looked too specialized in content for a person with no knowledge of Constitution.Firstly, I finished reading NCERTs and then took this up. I must say one shouldn't get fooled by the minute font of the book as this book is a WONDERFUL AND EASY READ. It gives just the right detail that one requires without going into unnecessary details. No doubt, Dr. Basu is the master of his subject!!
Dec 30, 2011
All that you need to knowThis book is an ideal book to know everything about your constitution.It is a must read for all civil service aspirants since it contains all info that is required for prelims and mains and also the small book size gives a psycological advantage.