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
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A book worth more than Civil Services.
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Must for all Civil services aspirants
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One of a kind
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21 Feb, 2014
A perennial Classic!!
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