This is an undergraduate textbook on Indian Government and Politics. It discusses political development in India since independence.
Divided into five parts its contents include: Overview of the Indian Political system- Problems facing India on the eve of independence, The Constituent assembly: perspective on the Indian polity, Constitutional provisions and institutional functioning; Indian constitution-Fundamental rights, directive principles and fundamental duties, Nature of Indian state, Social structure and the democratic process, perspectives and problems, The federal structure and process; area of tension, state reorganization policy in India, Indian Parliament, President and federal executive, Judiciary: judicial review and judicial activism, State governments and their functioning, Constitutional amendments: socio-political implications; Party system and elections- Indian party system: national and regional parties, Elections in India: politics and voting behavior; Development process- Peasent, labor and tribal movements in India, Woment and Dalit and backward class movements, Problems of underdevelopment; poverty,illiteracy,regional imbalance and environment degradation, Nation integration, Development process and foreign policy; This book also discusses issues like Right to education, Right to information, human rights, gender, environment and rights of forest dwellers.
The volume editors are Dr Basuki Nath Chaudhary and Dr Yuvraj Kumar. The Foreword [Prastavna] is written by Professor Mahendra Prasad Singh, Ex-HOD of Political Science, Delhi University.
Dr Basuki Nath Chaudhary, Associate Professor of Political Science, PG DAV College [evening], University of Delhi. He is teaching this subject now over 26 year to undergraduate students.
Dr Yuvraj Kumar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Satyawati College, University of Delhi. He has been teaching over 8 years to UG students.