The present edition of the book has been extensively revised with the addition of new chapters and incorporation of up-to-date changes and developments that have taken place in the constitutional development. Multiple Choice Questions have been added at the end of the chapter in order to make the book more useful for those who are appearing in different competitive examinations like IAS, P.C.S. etc. it is also useful for the students of B.A., B.A.(Hons.) courses.
Part-I: Constitutional Development of India: 1. Regulating Act, 2. Pitt’s India Act, 3. Charter Act of 1793, 4. Charter Act of 1813, 5. Constitutional Development upto 1853, 6. Charter Act of 1853, Part-II: National Movement (Struggle for Freedom Against Foreign Rule): 1. March of British Imperialism, 2. Disastrous Effects of British Imperialism, 3. First Armed Struggle for Freedom, 1857 and Act of 1858, 4. Act of 1861, 5. Rise of Nationalism in India, 6. Birth of Indian National Congress and National Movement, 7. The Indian Council Act of 1892, 8. Moderate and Extremist Programme of Congress, 9. Revolutionary Movement in India and Abroad, 10. Rise and Growth of Communalism, 11. Morley-Minto Reforms (Act of 1909), 12. The Impact of First World War and The Home Rule Movement, 13. Government of India Act, 1919, 14. Nature and Working of Dyarchy in the Provinces, 15. Non-Co-operation Movement and Swaraj Party, 16. Civil Disobedience Movement, 17. Socialist and Communist Trends in National Movement, 18. Central Government (Act of 1935), 19. Provincial Governments (Act of 1935), 20. Working of the Provincial Autonomy, 21. Quit India Movement and Dawn of Independence, 22. Some Prominent Leaders of Freedom Struggle • Appendix: Heroic Struggle for Freedom in Assam, Part-III: Modern Indian Constitution (Greatest Instrument of Legal Political System): 1. Framing of the Constitution: Its Basic Objectives and Philosophy, 2. Sources of the Constitution, 3. Salient Features of India’s New Constitution, 4. Nature of the Federal System, 5. Fundamental Rights and Duties, 6. Directive Principles of State Policy, 7. The Union Executive, 8. The Union Executive, 9. Vice-President, 10. Union Parliament, 11. Reorganisation of States, 12. The Role of Governor in State Politics, 13. The State Council of Ministers and Chief Minister, 14. Relations between the Union and the States, 15. Zonal Councils, 16. Supreme Court, 17. The State High Courts, 18. Administration of Delhi and Other Union Territories, 19. Social Justice and Weaker Sections, 20. Amendments of the Indian Constitution, 21. The Comptroller and Auditor-General and Attorney-General of India, 22. Public Services (Bureaucracy) and Public Service Commission, 23. Planning Commission and Five Year Plans, 24. Mid-Term Appraisal of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, 25. District Administration in India, 26. Panchayati Raj or Local Self-Government, 27. Pressure Groups, 28. Articles 370 of the Constitution of India (Special Provision for Jammu and Kashmir), Appendices: 1: Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election, 2013, Background, Election, 2. Punjab, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh, 3. Indian Parliament Completes 60 Years of its Existence, Parliament is Supreme, Parliament Building: A Brief History, Interesting Facts about Lok-Sabha • Index