Introduction to the Constitution of India is a book for everybody in India and abroad who wants to know anything about the Constitution of India during its first sixty seven years. It meets the requirements of various Universities of India for the LL.B., LL.M., B.A. and M.A. (Political Science) and Competitive examinations held by the Union and State Public Service Commissions. The book is indispensable for politicians, journalists, statesmen and administrative authorities and is also prescribed in several Universities even for undergraduate courses in Civics. It incorporates all amendments to the Constitution upto 100th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2015 and contains materials, figures and charts not included in any publication so far on the subject. It contains elaborate comments on separatism in Punjab, Assam & elsewhere. Some of the salient features of the book are: Γ* While the Author’s Commentary on the Constitution of India and the Shorter Constitution annotate the Constitution Article by Article, primarily from the legal standpoint, the present work offers systematic exposition of the constitutional document in the form of a narrative, properly arranged under logical chapters and topical headings, Γ* It will continue to supply the long felt need for an introductory study on the Constitution for the general readers, politicians as well as students and candidates for the Public Service Commission and other competitive examinations. Γ* It traces the constitutional history of India since the Government of India Act, 1935; analyzes the provisions of the present Constitution and explains the interrelation between its diverse contents. Γ* It gives an account of the working of each of the provisions of the Constitution during its first decade with reference to statutes and decisions wherever necessary, together with a critical estimate of its trends, in a concluding chapter. Γ* The analytical Table of Contents, Marginal Notes, Index and the Graphic Tables at the end of the book will serve as admirable aids. Γ* The three Legislative lists have been printed side by side for the convenience of reference. Γ* The change made by the different Constitutional Amendment Acts upto the 100th Amendment and the reorganisation of the States made by various statutes may be seen at a glance. Γ* Without going into excessive detail, the footnotes and references have been printed at the end of each Chapter so that the advanced student and the researcher may profit by pursuing those references, after his study of the contents of each chapter. Γ* The status of Jammu and Kashmir and the provisions of its State Constitution have been appropriately dealt with.
D D Basu