V.N. Shukla’s Constitution of India has proved itself, over twelve editions, to be the most authoritative and respected academic book on the Indian Constitution. Its outstanding reputation has established it in the foremost rank of classical legal textbook.
This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by Prof. (Dr) Mahendra Pal Singh taking into account the developments since the publication of the previous edition. The current edition includes a detailed analysis of the latest Constitutional Amendments and landmark Supreme Court decisions such as Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Assn. v. Union of India; Madras Bar Assn. v. Union of India; Shreya Singhal v. Union of India; Common Cause v. Union of India; Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India; Jindal Stainless Ltd. v. State of Haryana; Union of India v. Harish Chandra Singh Rawat; Nabam Rebia & Bamang Felix v. Dy. Speaker, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, etc.
This book has been an ideal study and reference companion for students and practitioners alike and is frequently cited in the courts. The Supreme Court of India cited the 11th Edition in Indian Medical Association v. Union of India [(2011) 7 SCC 179], the 10th Edition in Rameshwar Prasad (VI) v. Union of India [(2006) 2 SCC 1] and the 7th Edition in Umaji Keshao Meshram v. Radhikabai [1986 Supp SCC 401] while the Constitutional Court of South Africa cited the 9th Edition in Nalandazeli Fose v. The Ministry of Safety and Security [Case CCT 44/96].
This book will be immensely valuable for law students, professors, judges, practitioners, government officials, NGOs and anyone interested in learning about the principles underlying the Indian Constitution.
“Professor Singh is to be congratulated in maintaining the impetus of research and revision necessary for successive editions of a book which is extremely useful for the purposes of reference and teaching.”
- Cambridge Law Journal, U.K.
“I have already found it useful for references to authorities on particular articles.”
- International and Comparative Law Quarterly, U.K.