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Introduction to the Constitution of India (English) 20th Edition

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Language: English
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Lexisnexis
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Table of Contents

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
7. Citizenship
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
2. Governor
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
18. Panchayats
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
31. Elections
32. Minorities, Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes
33. Languages
34. How the Constitution has worked
Tables
Index

Specifications of Introduction to the Constitution of India (English) 20th Edition (Paperback)

University Books Details
Subject Constitution of India and Professional Ethics
Degree/Diploma UG
Specialization B.A(History), Computer Science Engineering, B.A(Political Science)
Term 1st Year
Book Details
Publisher Lexisnexis
Edition Type Reprint
ISBN-10 8180385590
Edition 20th Edition
Book Type Non Fiction Book
Number of Pages 200 Pages
Publication Year 2012
Language English
ISBN-13 9788180385599
Binding Paperback
Contributors
Authored By Durga Das Basu
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Darpan

Feb 24, 2016

Little tough to read

It makes me feel that I am not at all good at English. Its too tough for me to understand what he is saying, and I have to read around 3 to 4 times same paragraph to understand what he actually wanted to say. One sentence in this book is like a paragraph in itself.
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parul

Jan 14, 2016

best book

best book ....clear printing .. and delivery before time happy for the services
i found this book helpful for the civil services exam . no other book required covering polity..
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Atif Khan

Dec 19, 2015

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Advanced your understanding

I found this book extremely helpful for understanding the Indian Constitution. The book is helpful for UPSC-Civil Services Exam, though it needs to be studied after Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant.
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Jashanpreet Gill

Sep 1, 2015

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Excellent Book

First of all the book has such an awesome cover that you yourself feel like reading it. Then on top of that it gives you an thorough understanding about Polity, which no other book will be able to do. You get to understand why the things are so instead of how they are so. UPSC aspirants should coupl… (View complete review)
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Ishan Atri

Jun 16, 2015

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Ultimate Book for UPSC aspirants!!

Great book.No other book required for covering polity.Better than DD Basu in terms of simplicity of language.

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Aravind

Jun 28, 2010

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I highly recommend this book to all

I received this book within three days of placing the order as promised on the website. I have read the first four chapters so far and simply love this book. The first chapter on the historical background is also wonderful.

It is clearly evident to me that the author has an amazing insight into each and every word of the constitution-for e.g. the chapter on the philosophy of the constitution delves on each word in the Preamble explaining their meaning and significance. He also quotes opinions of eminent people to explain some ideas better.

To summarize, the author is undoubtedly an expert i
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Vishnutej V

Jan 9, 2012

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BEST BOOK FOR THOSE WHO ARE PREPARING FOR CIVILS and OTHER STATE PSC

Faculty 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..

All the Topics given by Mr.Basu is really well catered for the students in an order. There is no need to go for search for the new topics..each and every Topic and chapters are clearly explained.
Those who are attempting for the first time to service commission examinations... Just go blindly for this one..its referable for all the time.. Give ur first preference to this ... and save your valuable time.. rather then going to other bo
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Amit Srivatsa

Sep 18, 2013

More suited to advanced (not expert) readers

The 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.

However, if you are new to Polity and want to understand the basic nature of Indian Constitution, this book is not for you. Owing to the use of a form of english typical to the court rooms, the book can be a bit overwhelming to the novice reader. Therefore, in my opinion, this book is for those who already have a working knowledge of Indian Polity and want to further their know
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Ravindra M

Dec 6, 2011

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Decent Read

This 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.

Headings by the side of the paragraphs make it a little cumbersome, you fail to make out that you have moved on to a next topic. The book covers almost everything. It also touches upon the amendments. author also brings in his views about certain topics. though at times, narration of some p
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Aamir Ayubi

Feb 6, 2013

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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) :)

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Many reviewers have said it is highly helpful for preparation of competitive exams to understand Indian polity, etc. which is true. However, this book is not solely targeted to IAS/IPS/competitive exams aspirants. It is meant for every layman citizen of India who can read and understand English.

Most citizens of India do not know anything about the administration
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unni

May 13, 2014

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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.
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Saurabh Gautam

Dec 9, 2012

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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.

For the author, he needs no introduction. A well established name in the field of Law, he is a treat to read. Simply a masterpiece.

About the Flipkart service, this is my first purchase and i am thoroughly satisfied. Flipkart was bang on target with its delivery promise of 3-4 day
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Jashanpreet Gill

Sep 1, 2015

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Excellent Book

First of all the book has such an awesome cover that you yourself feel like reading it. Then on top of that it gives you an thorough understanding about Polity, which no other book will be able to do. You get to understand why the things are so instead of how they are so. UPSC aspirants should couple this book along with Laxmikanth as DD Basu has quality but later has quantity. Some topics are not covered in this book
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vikash kumar

Oct 4, 2013

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a must read

a very well known book, a must read if u r preparing for civil services.
incomparable writing style, superclean pages &winding,
details as the best can be done, neither too much, nor less

i loved the book
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Lalnundika Hnamte

May 14, 2012

Must read for Political Science students

A Political Science student must read this book.
Its provides the fundamental ideas and workings of our Constitution.
This book is also useful for anyone as Indian citizens because it makes readers aware of the philosophy of the Constitution such as Justice, Liberty, Equality etc., one's Fundamental Rights such as one's Right to Freedom, Right to Freedom of Religion, Right to Equality etc. and the Fundamental Duties to be responsible citizens of India.
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