He is a Professor of Political Science (Retd.), Karnatak University, Dharwad, and earlier has been ICSSR Senior Fellow and UGC Emeritus Fellow. He has authored many books. Dr Patil's thirty articles have been published in refereed journals. Some of his articles are abstracted in ICSSR Journal of Abstracts and Review, Delhi, and International Political Science Abstracts, Paris. His thirty-six discussions and talks have been broadcast from All India Radio, Dharwad. He has participated in several regional and national conferences and seminars.
About the Book
The Constitution, Government and Politics in India covers the evolution of the Constitution of India, government and politics from Independence to the present day. It describes the new political forces, such as movements for the extension and expansion of reservation for the weaker sections; politics of awakened linguistic and religious minorities; emergence of elite women in politics; rise of regionalism, communalism and secularism; increasing role of mass media in the political process; changing foreign policy of India; the roles of lokayuktas and the lok pal; widening role of the Election Commission; judicial activism; expanding meanings of the fundamental rights and human rights, and so on.
• Comprehensive text on the Constitution of India, with a holistic approach
• Covers the evolution of the Indian constitution, government and politics from Independence to the present day
• An appendix at the end of every chapter providing the latest information
• Useful for the students and teachers of political science and law, and candidates appearing for the competitive examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and the state public service commissions
Table of Content
1. India: Basic Facts, 2. The Constituent Assembly, 3. Preamble, 4. India, that is Bharat, 5. Nature of The Constitution, 6. Citizenship and Adult Suffrage, 7. Fundamental Rights, 8. The Directive Principles of State Policy, 9. President of India, 10. Vice President, 11. The Union Council of Ministers, 12. The Prime Minister, 13. Caretaker Government at The Centre, 14. Coalition/Minority Governments at The Centre, 15. Parliament (Part-I) The Rajya Sabha (Council of States), 16. Parliament (Part-II) The Chairman and The Deputy Chairman of The Rajya Sabha, 17. Parliament (Part-III) The Lok Sabha, 18. Parliament (Part-IV) The Speaker and The Deputy Speaker of The Lok Sabha, 19. Parliament (Part-V) Parliamentary Procedures, 20. Parliament (Part-VI) Parliamentary Committees, 21. History of Judiciary, 22. The Supreme Court, 23. Attorney General of India, 24. The Governor, 25. Council of Ministers and Chief Minister, 26. State Legislature, 27. Concept of State/Federal Unit, State Politics and Coalition Governments, 28. The History and Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, 29. The High Courts in The States, 30. The Subordinate Courts, 31. Advocate General, 32. Lokayuktas in The States, 33. Lokpal at The Centre, 34. Union Territories, 35. Urban Local Governments History (1687-1993), 36. Panchayat Raj, 37. Civil Services Under The Union and The States, 38. Public Service Commission, 39. The Election Commission, 40. History of Suffrage, 41. Comptroller and Auditor General of India, 42. Planning Commission, 43. Emergency Provisions, 44. Union-State Relations, 45. Federation with Strong Union Government, 46. Parliamentary System of Government, 47. Procedure for Amending The Constitution, 48. The 9th Schedule and Judicial Review, 49. Reservation for Weaker Sections, 50. Minorities, 51. Land of Languages and Dialects: from The Ruler's Language to The People's Language, 52. Elite Women in Politics, 53. Regionalism, 54. Public Violence, 55. Religion and Communalism; Caste and Caste Politics, 56. Secularism and The Secular State, 57. Pressure Groups, 58. Role of Press, 59. Political Parties, 60. Process of Change and Development, 61. Foreign Policy, 62. Identity Politics and Indian Democracy, 63. Indian Human Rights Commission