Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution Subhash C. KashyapVision Books : Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution : Subhash C. Kashyap : Book (ISBN: 8170947200) Pages: 440 Price: Rs. 750 Format: hc
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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.
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 advocate Supreme Court; consult-ant in constitutional law,
political management and parliamentary affairs; Honorary Research Professor at
the Centre for Policy Re-search; President, 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.
Earlier, 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 (2 Vols.); History of Parliament (6 Vols.); Our Political System, Anti-Defection Law, Citizen and Judicial Reforms, Citizen and the Constitution, Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution (2009), etc.; he has also edited over 50 volumes and contributed nearly 700 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.