ABOUT THE BOOK:
India`s Constitution established the principles and structure of India`s polity as a representative domestic 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 apanning 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, 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 author`s Introduction provides a succinct overview and context of the making and working of India`s Constitution. Written by a notable expert, this is an invaluable ready-reference resource of India`s 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.