CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. Development of Indian political thought; 3. Indian political parties; 4. Major political issues; 5. Corruption in Indian politics; 6. Role of political parties in Indian democracy; 7. Political governance; 8. Democracy and factional politics; 9. Polity vs judicial activism; 10. Independent judiciary and political interference.
According to its constitution, India is a "sovereign socialist secular democratic Republic." It has a federal form of government. The central government in Indian has greater power in relation to its states. The country has a multi-party system with a predominance of small regional parties. The criminal justice system of the country descends from the British model. Under the constitution, criminal jurisdiction belongs concurrently to the central government and the states. The present book provides a comprehensive understanding of the political and criminal justice system of India. Besides teachers and students of political science, the contents of the book will also be valuable to all who are interested to understand the political and legal foundations of our country.