ISBN 9788170949367,Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution

Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution



Orient Paperbacks

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788170949367

ISBN-10 817094936X


Number of Pages 440 Pages
Language (English)

Constitution, government & the State

India's constitution established the principles and structure of India's polity as a representative democratic republic and is a charter of the basic rights and responsibilities of its citizens. Equally, the founding fathers saw the constitution as an accommodative instrument of nation building for India's multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-lingual and multi-religious society.

This concise encyclopedia is a pioneering work. It contains close to 500 alphabetically arranged entries spanning the constitutions salient features and its basic structure, constitutional values, fundamental rights and fundamental duties of Indias citizens, the directive principles of state policy, the structure, powers and functioning of the executive, the legislature and the judiciary, administration and governance both at the centre and in the states and the centre-state relations, elections, law-making, freedoms, reservations and affirmative action, minority rights, constitutional amendments, etc. The information is up-to-date as regards various relevant judicial pronouncements and constitutional amendments. In addition, the authors introduction provides a succinct overview and context of the making and working of Indias constitution.

Written by a notable expert, this is an invaluable ready-reference resource on Indias constitution for lawyers and the judiciary, political commentators and media professionals, legislators and bureaucrats, scholars and students and also the informed and active civil society.