The Indian Constitution, which was drafted by our forefathers, is the longest Constitution in the world. It has survived the test of time and provides a framework of operations for all government institutions, public servants, businesses, companies, and citizens. The Indian Constitution gives identity to over a billion people. Since the time the Constitution has been in effect, there have been many amendments to this original draft due to changing times and scenarios.
The Indian Constitution by Madhav Khosla is a wonderful book that throws light on many features of the Constitution of India. This book is a synthesis of authoritative analysis, new ideas, diverse perspectives, and extensive discussions on topics that are enduring and are also emerging as areas of great interest, study, and debate. The book contains discussions that are of paramount importance, such as, how does the Constitution separate power between different political actors?, What form of citizenship does it embrace?, How can it change?, Under what situations can it change? and much more. As Khosla moves through all of these discussions, he unravels the intricacies of the document. The remarkable and challenging journey invites its readers to reflect upon what they have learnt till now and how it is practiced in the world's largest democracy.
The book is divided into four parts:Separation of Powers, Federalism, Rights and Goals, and Changing the Constitution. Apart from this, there is also a list of cases and a list of further reading.
Madhav Khosla is a renowned writer of law books. He studied law at the National Law School of India, Bangalore, and then went on to study at Yale University. He is currently pursuing PhD in Political Theory at Harvard University.
The paperback edition of this book, having the ISBN-10 number of 0198075383 and ISBN-13 number of 978-0198075387, can be purchased online.