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Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution
Subhash C. Kashyap Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution : Subhash C. Kashyap : Vision Books : Book (ISBN: 8170947200)
Pages: 440
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 8170947200
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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.

Subhash C. Kashyap

SUBHASH C. KASHYAP is a widely acknowledged and well known constitutional expert. He is also a Supreme Court advocate; consultant in constitutional law, political management and parliamentary affairs; Honorary Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research; President, Indian National Bar Association, Citizenship Development Society and Rashtriya Jagriti Sansthan; Editor, South Asia Politics (monthly); Chairman, Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research; and is connected with several Indian and foreign institutions, universities, etc.

Dr. Kashyap served as Secretary-General, Lok Sabha (Parliament of India); Member, National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution and Chairman of its Drafting and Editorial Committee; Honorary Constitutional Adviser to Government of India on PRI Laws; Director, Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies; Head, CIDP (Inter-Parliamentary Union), Geneva; Member, Board of Directors of International IDEA (Stockholm); Member, Governing Council, Indian Council of Social Science Research; Chairman / Member of several high-level Committees in constitutional, parliamentary and educational fields including the Committee for Selection of the Most Outstanding Parliamentarians, search committees for selection of Vice-Chancellors, etc.; US Congressional Fellow (Washington D. C.); Fellow of the Academy of American and International Law (Dallas), Nehru Fellow, UNDP Fellow, etc.

Dr. Kashyap is the recipient of many honours and awards in India and abroad, including that of Commander of the Honorary Order of the Academy of San Francisco for services to constitutional studies. Author of over 60 prestigious works including the Constitutional Law of India, 2 Vols.; Parliamentary Procedure; History of Parliament, 6 Vols.; Our Political System, Anti- Defection Law, Citizen and Judicial Reforms, Citizen and the Constitution, Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Polity & Governance, etc., he has also edited over 50 volumes and contributed nearly 800 research papers and articles to Indian and foreign journals and national dailies. Several of his works have been translated into Indian and foreign languages. He travels and lectures widely in India and abroad and is frequently interviewed by both Indian and foreign electronic and print media.

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