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© 2009 | 382 pages | SAGE Texts

Indian Government and Politics will serve as a standard textbook for undergraduate students of Political Science and Public Administration. It is also an incisive manual for the candidates appearing for various UPSC and civil service examinations, besides being invaluable for students and researchers of political science in general, and post-colonial contemporary Indian politics in particular.

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;

- federalism;

- 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.

Preface  
Introduction  
Salient Features of the Indian Constitution  
Federalism  
The Executive System in Theory and Practice  
Parliament  
State Executive  
The Judiciary  
Planning and Economic Development  
Statutory Institutions and Commissions  
The Indian Party System  
The Evolution of Indian Administration  
Panchayati Governance in India  
Major Issues in Indian Politics  
Conclusion  
Model Questions  
Index  

Indian Government and Politics is a must-read. The book offers definitive information on topics ranging from the Indian Constitution to local governance and planning and economic development. There is little that has been left out; indeed, it can be safely said that, whatever is absolutely needed is there. One welcome addition is the number of contemporary issues such as environment, gender and ways to strengthen the democratic system that has served us for over 60 years. In some ways, the book is a road map for further consolidation of our democratic traditions.

The Pioneer

A comprehensively researched volume structured as a textbook for undergraduates…acquaints one with the transformation that India’s political scenario has undergone in the recent years…This book can prove valuable to those aspiring to sit for the civil services and other competitive exams.

Sunday Tribune

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Bidyut Chakrabarty

Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty is currently a faculty at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, India. He earned his PhD from London School of Economics (LSE) and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in some of the most prestigious educational institutes such as LSE, UK; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India; Monash University, Australia; National University of Singapore, Singapore and Hamburg University, Germany. Professor Chakrabarty has authored five textbooks for SAGE India: Indian Government and Politics (with Rajendra Kumar Pandey, 2008), Modern... More About Author

Rajendra Kumar Pandey

Rajendra Kumar Pandey is Assistant Professor (Human Rights) in the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Social Sciences at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. He is also associated with the Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi, South Campus, Delhi. He co-authored Indian Government and Politics (2008) and Modern Indian Political Thought (2010) with Bidyut Chakrabarty. More About Author

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