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The Constitution of India
Author: P.M.Bakshi

Publisher: Universal Law Publishers
ISBN: 9789350351840
Pages: 489
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Summary Of The Book

The Constitution of India is the final law of the land that prevails in the country. It lays down the fundamental principles engaging the politics of India. B. R. Ambedkar, along with the drafting committee, was the founding father who doctored this supreme document that also happens to be the longest constitution of any sovereign country in the world. The changes in the Constitution brought up the number of articles to 444 as of 2012 and it houses 118 amendments.

The Constitution of India aims at providing material that is integral to competitive examinations, and therefore even the text of the Constitution is streamlined to a mere 489 pages. The document is true to the original in terms of the sections and all 22 sections find their place in this book. The Constitution was instituted in order to lay down the framework within which the Indian subcontinent is to carry out its roles and functions. In this respect, defining political principles, establishing structure, noting the fundamental rights of the people, setting down directive principles and the duties of the citizens all come under the purview of the Constitution.

The Constitution lays down the definition of India as a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic, and assures citizens of justice, equality and liberty. All of this is set out in the preamble to the constitution itself. Although, it must be pointed out that the words secular and socialist were added to the constitution in 1976 by a constitutional amendment.

The Constitution came into effect on the 26th January, 1950, after being adopted in the constituent assembly. There have been several amendments made to the document and these procedures have all required the assent of the President. This reference text includes all these details and much more as it has specific