Introduction to the Constitution of India 20th  Edition

    Introduction to the Constitution of India 20th Edition (English, Paperback, Durga Das Basu)

    Introduction to the Constitution of India 20th Edition  (English, Paperback, Durga Das Basu)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Lexisnexis
    • ISBN: 9788180385599, 8180385590
    • Edition: 20th Edition, 2012
    • Pages: 200
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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.



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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    • Edition Type
      • Reprint
    • Book Type
      • Non Fiction Book
    • 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

    University Books Details
    • Degree/Diploma
      • UG
    • Specialization
      • B.A(History), Computer Science Engineering, B.A(Political Science)
    • Subject
      • Constitution of India and Professional Ethics
    • Term
      • 1st Year
    Ratings and Reviews
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    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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    24 Feb, 2016

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    A book worth more than Civil Services.

    It is not that one must be a civil service aspirant to buy this book. You must have one in your rack for your day by day understanding and further reference of powers of various constitutional offices.

    Naren Pillai

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    2 Apr, 2014

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    Must for all Civil services aspirants

    Said enough in the title, this book is written in fair enough english and covers all the basic related constitutional analysis.


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    31 Mar, 2014

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    One of a kind

    I bought this book upon the recommendation of my Political Science teacher, and it had helped me enrich my knowledge about Indian Constitution and politics to a great extent. If you have Indian Constitution in your syllabus, or simply want to gain knowledge on this field, then this book is the best way to go. You will also notice that this book is not so thick like the other books on political theories and constitutions. This is because it has just the information that one would need, and not...


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    21 Feb, 2014

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    A perennial Classic!!

    Howsoever high one praises it, it falls short of the greatness of this legal classic by one of the most famous legal scholars of India, Dr. D.D. Basu. A must for every Indian Citizen.

    Prashant Khatana

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    30 Dec, 2013

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    Very Informative

    Very useful book... very useful for IAS aspirants, those who want to appear in Competetive exams......

    Nabajyoti Borah

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    4 Dec, 2013

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    Very Good book..

    Exhaustive coverage of constitution. Not too easy to read, you have to know something about indian polity before reading this book, terse constitutional language. preferable for upsc mains examination.

    Ashish Kumar

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    9 Nov, 2013

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    The readability is poor. When you are reading non-fiction, that too topics like these which are dry, the lucidity n readability matters a lot. So, go with Subhash kashyap.

    raman chinni

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    6 Nov, 2013

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    Needs Improvement/change

    Looks like the book has not been edited for long. Words used are so complex. Mere reproduction of excerpts from different sources. This much touted book came as a disappointment to me.

    Rocky Ranjan

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    20 Oct, 2013

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    Great book

    DD Basu is one of the best books available for Indian Polity n Constitution.. The writing style of the author is excellent. Between Lakshmikanth n DD will suggest to go for lakshmikanth first.. And for deep dive go 4 this one..

    Bhanu Fuloria

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    17 Oct, 2013

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