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 Constitution’s salient features and its basic structure, constitutional values, fundamental rights and fundamental duties of India’s 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, election, 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 author’s introduction provides a succinct overview and context of the making and working of India’s constitution.
|Author||Subhash C. Kashyap|
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