An Introduction to the Constitution of India

An Introduction to the Constitution of India

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Author: M V Pylee
Publisher: UBS Publishers
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 317
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125913750


This book provides a birds-eye-view of our constitution and its effects on the stability of our country. The book reflects the author's concern for the novice to the Indian constitutional set up. The revised edition adds a few more interesting topics an administration and amendments made up to the recent times.


Reference to recent amendments

A chapter on administrative tribunals

Updated Data


Author's concern for common man's Understanding

Special features of Constitution

Attention to important concepts like Fundamental rights, Directive principles, Emergency, Elections and more

The Third Edition of his book has been well appreciated by the readers. Since then, the Constitution has been amended seven times bringing the number of amendments to eighty-six. Of them three amendments relate to Article 16 giving special protection to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes regarding their appointments to public services.

The first major achievement of independent India was the framing of a new Constitution, a Constitution based on the ideals of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity.

It was not an easy task for the Constitution Assembly which was entrusted with the task of framing a constitution for a vast country like India with 360 million people, with complex social, economic and political problems and a perplexing diversity of language, race, religion and culture.


Preface to the Fourth Edition

Preface to the First Edition

The Background
Making of the Constitution
Basic Principles
The Philosophy of the Constitution
The Salient Features of the Constitution
Special Features
The Preamble
The Union and Its Territory
Fundamental Rights
Right to Equality
The Right to Freedom
The Right Against Exploitation
The Right to Freedom of Religion
Cultural and Educational Rights
The Right to Constitutional Remedies
A Note on Writs
An Assessment
The Directive Principles of State Policy
Fundamental Duties
The Union Executive
The Vice-President and the Attorney-General
The Union Legislature-the Parliament of India
Legislative Procedure
The Union Judiciary-the Supreme Court
The Machinery of Government in the States
Judiciary in the States
The Federal System
Administrative Relations between the Union and the States
Financial Relations between the Union and the States
Inter-State Trade and Commerce
Emergency Provisions
The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India
Public Service
The Public Service Commissions
Administrative Tribunals
Official Language
Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes
Amendment of the Constitution

Appendix I

Appendix II