The book explains the complexities of the Indian political process and its effects on the constitutional institutions of India. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, it takes a fresh look at the socio-political and economic scenario of contemporary India and unearths new areas of inquiry by posing pertinent questions on the nature of Indian politics. The strength of the book lies in its focused content, which thoroughly analyses the political happenings in India and studies how the political institutions have emerged and changed since the end of colonial rule in the country.
The highlights of this book include discussions on:
- genesis of the Indian Constitution;
- major constitutional offices of India;
- the legislature, executive and judiciary;
- planning and economic development;
- party system, Panchayati Raj and Indian administration; and
- contemporary issues in Indian politics and governance
This user-friendly textbook also contains carefully selected model questions for each chapter.