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;
- 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.
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Bidyut Chakrabarty is a faculty at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, India. He has also been Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in some of the most prestigious educational institutions such as the London School of Economics; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India; Monash University, Australia; National University of Singapore and Hamburg University, Germany. Dr Chakrabarty has authored three books for SAGE India: Indian Government and Politics (with Rajendra Kumar Pandey, 2008); Modern Indian Political Thought (with Rajendra Kumar Pandey, 2009) and Public Administration in a Globalizing World (with Prakash Chand, 2012). 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.
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