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
    • UG
    • B.A(History), Computer Science Engineering, B.A(Political Science)
    • Constitution of India and Professional Ethics
    • 1st Year
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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 opinion...


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    28 Jun, 2010

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    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 ...

    Vishnutej V

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    9 Jan, 2012

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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) :)

    About the Book:

    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 ...

    Aamir Ayubi

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    6 Feb, 2013

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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...

    Ravindra M

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    6 Dec, 2011

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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

    vikash kumar

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    4 Oct, 2013

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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 p...

    Saurabh Gautam

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    9 Dec, 2012

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    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.

    Lalnundika Hnamte

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    14 May, 2012

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    All that you need to know

    This 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.

    Mohnish Prasanna

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    30 Dec, 2011

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    Must for every indian citizen

    Great book to know about the past, present and future of India's vibrant democracy....

    Siddharth Sankar

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    4 Sep, 2011

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    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!!

    pooja bhatt

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    11 Apr, 2012

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