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Indian Constitution
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Indian Constitution
Text, Context and Interpretation

First Edition
  • Bidyut Chakrabarty - Vice Chancellor, Visva Bhararti University, Santiniketan, West Bengal
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January 2019 | 404 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

It is important that we recognize the Indian Constitution not only as a legal or moral entity but also as a living organism, sustaining and consolidating our constitutional democracy.

Indian Constitution: Text, Context and Interpretation presents an understanding of the Constitution in the context of the rapid changes arising out of indigenous and exogenous influences. It traces the evolution of the constitutional provisions, their core nature and manifestation with reference to the situational socio-economic circumstances in a globalizing world.

This book stands apart from the other existing titles on the subject as it goes beyond the conventional mode of understanding the Constitution. It is both informative and intriguing as it deals with the actual constitutional provisions, and critically analyses the foundational values on which they rest.

Key Features

· An analytical account of the processes leading to the making of the Constitution

· A thorough discussion of the core constitutional provisions

· Reinterpretation of the constitutional provisions in the light of multiple judicial pronouncements

 


 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Section A: Foundational Values
 
Chapter 1: Historical Roots of the Constitution of India
 
Chapter 2: Directive Principles of State Policy (Part IV of the Constitution of India)
 
Chapter 3: Constitutional Democracy in India
 
Chapter 4: Salient Features of the 1950 Constitution of India
 
Section B: Articulating a Vision
 
Chapter 5: Ethics and Constitutional Governance in India
 
Chapter 6: The Doctrine of Basic Structure of the Constitution of India
 
Chapter 7: Citizenship in India
 
Chapter 8: Language and Nation-building: Constitutional Inputs
 
Chapter 9: Constitutionalizing Reservation in India
 
Chapter 10: Gender as Critical to the Processes of Constitutionalization
 
Chapter 11: Right to Freedom of Religion (Articles 25–28)
 
Chapter 12: Secularism in India
 
Chapter 13: Federalism in India: Redefining the Constitutional Template for Governance
 
Chapter 14: Emergency Provisions?Part XVIII (Articles 352–360)
 
Chapter 15: Article 370 of the Constitution of India
 
Chapter 16: Election Commission of India
 
Section C: Instruments for Constitutionalizing India
 
Chapter 17: Judiciary in India
 
Chapter 18: Amending Procedures
 
Chapter 19: Comptroller and Auditor General of India
 
Chapter 20: Governor: A Constitutional Functionary with Political Aims or a Political Functionary with Constitutional Goals?
 
Chapter 21 : Local Governance in India
 
Conclusion
 
Select Bibliography
 
Index
Key features

It is important that we recognize the Indian Constitution not only as a legal or moral entity but also as a living organism, sustaining and consolidating our constitutional democracy.

Indian Constitution: Text, Context and Interpretation presents an understanding of the Constitution in the context of the rapid changes arising out of indigenous and exogenous influences. It traces the evolution of the constitutional provisions, their core nature and manifestation with reference to the situational socio-economic circumstances in a globalizing world.

This book stands apart from the other existing titles on the subject as it goes beyond the conventional mode of understanding the Constitution. It is both informative and intriguing as it deals with the actual constitutional provisions, and critically analyses the foundational values on which they rest.

Key Features

· An analytical account of the processes leading to the making of the Constitution

· A thorough discussion of the core constitutional provisions

· Reinterpretation of the constitutional provisions in the light of multiple judicial pronouncements

 

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