India’s Constitution –Origins and Evolution (Constituent Assembly Debates, Lok Sabha Debates on Constitutional Amendments and Supreme Court Judgments); Vol. 5: Articles 79 to 122 & Articles 168 to 212 (Parliament and State Legislature) and Articles 12
Author : S Pal
ISBN : 9789351434870
EDITION : 1st
COPYRIGHT YEAR : 2015
INDIA’S CONSTITUTION –ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION (CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY DEBATES, LOK SABHA DEBATES ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND SUPREME COURT JUDGMENTS) VOL 5: Articles 79 to 122 & Articles 168 to 212 (Parliament and State Legislature) and Articles 123 & 213 (Legislative Powers of the President and Governor) The book gives a comprehensive picture of the evolution of the provisions of India’s Constitution. It is an article – wise analysis of the Constitution in light of the: (i) Constituent Assembly Debates (CAD) – where the Constituent Assembly Members questioned and challenged each other on the proposed Articles in the Draft Constitution from 1948 till January 1950 (ii) Draft Constitution (presented by the Drafting Committee for consideration by the Constituent Assembly on 4 Nov 1948) (iii) Lok Sabha Debates on Constitutional Amendments (iv) Important Supreme Court judgments The analysis of each of the Articles in the Constitution comprises of: (i) Overview – Author’s comment on the evolution of the Article (ii) Articles in the Constitution of India (iii) Corresponding Article in the Draft Constitution (iv) Relevant extracts from the CAD (v) Relevant extracts from the Lok Sabha Debates on Constitution Amendment Acts (vi) Essential extracts from Supreme Court judgments The Introduction in the book, divided into 2 parts, provides a brief account of the genesis of the Indian Constitution: (i) Historical background (ii) Interpretation Further to this, there is an introductory chapter on Constituent Assembly comprising of: i) Different Stages in the functioning of Assembly ii) Drafting Committee iii) List of members of Constituent Assembly Debates along-with the profile of few members whose speeches have been extracted in present volume. India’s Constitution –Origins and Evolution is the first ever book which provides a ready reference to Constituent Assembly Debates and the Constitution at one place. The analysis in the chapters provides a clear and interesting comparative picture as to how the constitution makers looked at the Constitution and how the Supreme Court has chosen to interpret it and how far both the visions are similar or dissimilar to each other. The book contains verbatim extracts from CAD, Lok Sabha Debates and Supreme Court judgments, thereby presenting facts in their true light. Intervention by the author is presented separately in the Overview. The book introduces contemporary reader to the legal greats of the freedom movement.