21 Best Books on Indian Constitution

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Indian Constitution, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Indian Constitution Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Indian Constitution below.

1. Indian Constitution and Society

1."The Constitution of India(Brief)" by Pranay Pillewan
2."Offend, Shock or Disturb: Free Speech Under the Indian Constitution" by Gautam Bhatia
“Offend, Shock or Disturb: Free Speech Under the Indian Constitution” Book Review: This book is written for law students and people interested in learning about the indian constitution. This book explains topics like hate speech, film and online censorship, privacy and defamation and the contempt of court in detail. Other topics like sedition, obscenity and pornography, the nature of speech and the relationship between free speech and economic structure are also included in this book. This book also suggests possible pathways for the future.

3."Indian Administration" by Hoshiar Singh
“Indian Administration” Book Review: This book is written for political science and public administration students and for candidates studying for civil service examinations. It is also written for scholars, administrators and people interested in indian administration. This book examines the government and the administration at every level and tier based on books, journals, notes, files and government reports in the field. This book also covers all the major landmarks in the evolution of Indian administration. The issues plaguing our bureaucracy are addressed.

4."Indian Polity" by M Laxmikanth
5."Introduction to the Constitution of India" by D D Basu
6."Concise Encylcopedia of Indian Constitution" by Subhash Kashyap
“Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution” Book Review: This book is written for lawyers and the judiciary, political commentators and media professionals. It is also useful to legislators and bureaucrats, scholars and students. This book contains 500 alphabetically arranged entries spanning the Constitution’s salient features and its basic structure along with information about its constitutional values, fundamental rights and fundamental duties of India’s citizens and many more. This book also provides information about the making and working of India’s Constitution.

7."Constitvtiones Societatis Iesv, Anno 1558 Et the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus (1838)" by The Society of Jesus at Rome
8."Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities and Affirmative Action" by Zoya Hasan
“Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities and Affirmative Action” Book Review: This book is written for people interested in indian politics. It is also useful to people studying or researching about indian politics. This book provides information about the dynamics and strategies the state follows regarding muslims and lower castes. This book also examines the underlying issues that influence state policy towards disadvantaged groups. Other topics like the constitutional framework, the institutional structures and the responses and debates surrounding the inclusion for lower castes and minorities are also included in this book.

9."Local Governance in India: Decentralization and Beyond" by Pradeep Sharma and Jayal
“Local Governance in India: Decentralization and Beyond” Book Review: This book is written for people interested in indian politics. It is also useful to people studying or researching about indian politics. The complexities of local governance, both rural and urban are analysed in this book. Some of the lesser known aspects of the interface between panchayats and other institutions of local governance are discussed. Other topics like sectoral experiences in health and primary education, local governance in the urban and rural setting, and related issues of transparency, representation, and accountability are also included in this book.

10."Religion, Power and Violence: Expression of Politics in Contemporary Times" by Ram Puniyani

2. Constitution of india, Professional Ethics and Human Rights

1."Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights" by Praveenkumar Mellalli
“Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights” Book Review: This book gives the readers the basics of human rights and practice of professional ethics. The book topics are divided into 10 parts as :-PART I: Introduction to the constitution of India PART II: Constitutional framework PART III: union legislature, state legislature and electoral process in IndiaPART IV: Union executive and state executivePART V: Supreme court and high courtsPART VI: Local governments and cooperative societies PART VII: Amendment of the constitution and emergency provisionsPART VIII: Constitutional provision for weaker section of societyPART IX: Human rightsPART X: Engineering ethics.

2."Human Rights VSI (Very Short Introductions)" by Andrew Clapham
“Human Rights VSI (Very Short Introductions)” Book Review: This book explains what our human rights actually are; and considers where the human rights movement might be heading.The contents of this book are:- Looking at rights, Historical development and contemporary concerns, Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations, Torture, Deprivations of life and liberty, Balancing rights—free speech and privacy, Food, education, health, housing, and work, Discrimination and equality, The death penalty.

3."Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Responsibility – The New Language of Global Bioethics and Biolaw (Basic Bioethics)" by Yechiel Michael Barilan
“Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Responsibility – The New Language of Global Bioethics and Biolaw (Basic Bioethics)” Book Review: This book brings exposition and theorization of human dignity and rights, brought to bear on current issues in biolaw.The chapters which are there in this book are:-Hermeneutics and the History of Human Dignity, Reconstructing Human Dignity as a Moral Value, Human Rights or Natural Moral Rights, Moral Status, Responsibility beyond Human Rights, A Synthetic Summary.

4."Constitution of India and Professional Ethics" by Raja Ram
5."Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution" by Bhargava and Rajeev
“Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution” Book Review: The primary aim of this volume is to revive political theory in India, evolve a form of political theory that is suitable for us, and to simultaneously open up Western political theory as it exists today. The chapters included are:- Introduction-Outline of a theory of practice of Indian constitutionalism, A text without author: locating the constituent assembly as event, Gandhi and the constitution: parliamentary swaraj and village swaraj, The Indian State: constitution and beyond, Conceptual laxity surrounding indian citizenship: citizenship and constitution in india, Renaming social justice, Affirmative action for disadvantaged groups: a cross-constitutional study of india and the us, Containing the lower castes: the constituent assembly and the reservation policy in favour of scs and obcs, Minority rights in the constituent assembly debates, Rights versus representation, Religion and the indian constitution: questions of separation and equality, Passion and constraint: courts and regulation of religious meaning, Institutional visions and sociological imaginations: the debate on panchayati raj, Constitutionalism and democracy: the right to property in the indian constitution, Citizenship and the passive revolution: interpreting the first amendment, Defining indian identity.

6."Constitution of India and Professional Ethics" by G B Reddy and Mohd Suhaib
“Constitution of India and Professional Ethics” Book Review: The book gives view of the Constitution of India, enduring for about six decades. It explains the responsibilities of engineers, giving due coverage to some important case studies and code of ethics of various engineering associations. There are 10 chapters in this book :- Section I- Introduction, Salient Features of the Indian Constitution, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles to State Policy, Fundamental Duties, Government of India, Emergency Provisions, Elections in India, The Indian Judiciary, Section II – Basics of Engineering Ethics, Responsibility of Engineers, Impediments to Responsibility, Risk, Safety and Liability in Engineering, Honesty, Integrity and Reliability of Engineers, Case Studies, Code of Ethics for Engineers, Objective – Type Questions.

7."Democratic Professionalism: Citizen Participation and the Reconstruction of Professional Ethics, Identity, and Practice" by Albert W Dzur
“Democratic Professionalism: Citizen Participation and the Reconstruction of Professional Ethics, Identity, and Practice” Book Review: The book discusses information like public journalism, restorative justice, and the bioethics movement. The contents of book are :- Introduction: The Ethics and Politics of Professions, The Missing Agents of Contemporary Democratic Thought, Beyond Self-Interest: The Apolitical Picture of Professionals, Professionals versus Democracy: The Radical Critique of Technocrats, Disabling Experts, and Task Monopolists, Task Sharing for Democracy: Themes from Political Theory, Public Journalism, Restorative Justice, Bioethics, Context and Consequences: The Duties of Democratic Professionals, Conclusion: The University’s Role in the Democratization of Professional Ethics.

8."Human Governance Beyond Earth (Space and Society)" by Charles S Cockell
Human Governance Beyond Earth (Space and Society)” Book Review: The book includes the discussion of the nature of freedom and what it means for a human to be free. The contents of the book are:-Introduction: Human Governance and Liberty Beyond Earth, Rawlsian Deliberation About Space Settlement, Extraterrestrial Liberty: Can It Be Planned?, Toward a Sustainable Land Use Policy for Mars, The Price of Air, The Birth of a New Republic: Depictions of the Governance of a Free Moon in Science Fiction, The Marxist Theory of Capital as Applied to the Economic Development and Governance of Space Colonies, Space Polities: Self-governance Lessons from Virtual Worlds, Citizens of Mars Ltd., Providing for Sustainable Exploration and Use of Outer Space Environments, Constituting Outer Space: The Governance of Planetary Settlements and Artificial Habitats, Towards a World Space Agency, Rendezvous with Research: Government Support of Science in a Space Society, Art Making, Good Governance and Sustainable Extra-Terrestrial Communities, Are We There yet? Pursuing a Utopian Ideal in Education in Space.

9."Ethics for Governance: Reinventing Public Services" by B P Mathur
“Ethics for Governance: Reinventing Public Services” Book Review: This book provides an overview of India’s public services and bureaucratic systems, and explores why widespread corruption and inefficient delivery have slowed development. The contents include:- Part I: Introduction 1. The Rise of Modern State 2. Ingredients of Good Governance Part II: Values and Character-Making 3. Fundamental Values for Humanity 4. Character-Building for National Reconstruction 5. Restoring Values: Inculcating Indian Ethos Part III: Indian Administration through the Ages 6. Ancient Indian Polity 7. The Mahabharata: Fundamentals of Governance 8. Kautilya: The Art of Governance 9. The Medieval Administration 10. The British Administration Part IV: Contemporary India 11. The Indian Polity after Independence 12. The Current Economic Setting 13. Constructing a New Economic Model 14. The Gandhian Alternative to Economic Development Part V: Public Administration: Problems and Solution 15. Public Services: Why They Don’t Function? 16. Senior Civil Services: Reinventing Them 17. International Experience in Reform: New Public Management 18. Reforming Public
Management: An Agenda Part VI: An Ethical Framework 19. The Ethics of Public Service 20. An Ethics Code: International Perspective 21. An Ethics Code for Public Servants in India Part VII: The Challenges 22. Combating Corruption: The Ethical Dimension 23. Leadership and Individual Excellence 24. Epilogue: India Realising its Destiny.

10."Political Ethics and European Constitution (SpringerBriefs in Law)" by Paulo Ferreira da Cunha
“Political Ethics and European Constitution (SpringerBriefs in Law)” Book Review: The book analyses both classical and modern political virtues. It also examines political, juridical and ethical (philosophical) matters in dialogue and together with their practical political consequences. The book includes five chapters :- Introduction, Political Virtues, Political Values, The European Constitution, a Republican Construction?, Global Crisis and European Constitution.

11."A Study In Human Rights Trends Ethics And Laws" by P V Pancholi
“A Study In Human Rights Trends Ethics And Laws” Book Review: Book description not available. This book provides a comprehensive description of human rights laws and ethics. It provides a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject matter. The book also introduces several cases concerning various acts and regulations, which are the real-life cases. It also includes illustrations and pictures to provide a real-world understanding to the readers. The book is useful for the advocates of human rights, college undergraduate teachers and researchers.

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