Thoroughly revised by Dr Sanjay Jain after 32 years, this edition of V.D. Mahajan's classic will aid students of Constitutional law in their quest to understand and study this magnificent document from a refreshing new perspective.
This edition provides an exhaustive commentary on the Indian constitutional law with a holistic analysis of the latest developments. A remarkable feature of the book is Dr Jain's contribution in the field of interpretation of constitutional text through the newly introduced Chapter 37, which is reflective of his expertise in the subjects of constitutional law and statutory interpretation and his 25 years of teaching experience.
from the foreword Justice Dr D. Y. Chandrachud, The Chief Justice of India
Revised editions of V.D. Mahajan's Constitutional Law of India are the most fitting tribute to our living Constitution which, while being faithful to its values, structure and history, also reflects an overarching commitment to socio-economic development and transformation to advance the core Preambular goals of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity.
B.V. Nagarathna, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Professor Sanjay Jain has rendered yeoman service to the legal community by painstakingly revising this edition of Vidya Dhar Mahajan's classic work on the Constitution of India. Dr Jain has brought to bear great skills in editing this work presenting a lucid and comprehensive survey of the subject in one volume.
P.N. Prakash, Judge, High Court of Madras
Dr Jain's exhaustive commentary showcases his scholarship and mastery over the subject. A detailed discussion on the judicial interpretation of constitutional provisions, the recent trend of judicial thought, and the evolution of new rights within the framework of fundamental rights, by the Constitutional Courts, over the past 30 years from 1991 to 2022 are his noteworthy contribution to this edition.
R. Mahadevan, Judge, High Court of Madras
This Edition of V.D Mahajan's Constitutional Law of India is a commendable contribution by Prof. Jain to the legal field especially during the Silver Jubilee year of his teaching. Chapter 37 on interpretation of the Constitution is an independent work introducing novel concepts of modern progressive jurisprudence.
Dr Jain has taken great care to set out, in each chapter, the recent trends in the development of constitutional law. Of particular importance is Chapter 37 where several important constitutional principles such as the doctrine of constitutional silence, the right to privacy, and transformative constitutionalism have been carefully analysed and discussed.
P. Datar, Senior Advocate
Table Of Contents:
Table of Cases Article-wise Contents Prof. Upendra Baxi: Notes Toward Disability Rights and Constitutionalism
1. Introduction 2. Nature and Salient Features of the Constitution 3. The Preamble of the Constitution 4. The Union and Its Territory 5. Citizenship 6. Fundamental Rights in General and Concepts of State and Law 7. Right to Equality in General (Article 14) 8. Right to Equality (Articles 15–18) 9. Freedoms of Citizens of India under Article 19 10. Protection to Accused Persons (Article 20) 11. Protection of Life and Personal Liberty (Article 21) 12. Protection against Arrest and Detention (Article 22) 13. Right against Exploitation (Articles 23 and 24) 14. Right to Freedom of Religion (Articles 25–28) 15. Cultural and Educational Rights (Articles 29 and 30) 16. Right to Property 17. Constitutional Remedies and Writs in India 18. Limitations on Fundamental Rights 19. Directive Principles of State Policy 20. Fundamental Duties 21. The Union and State Executive (Articles 52–78 and Articles 153–167) 22. Parliament and State Legislatures (Articles 79–123 and Articles 168–213) 23. The Union Judiciary (The Supreme Court of India — Articles 124–147) 24. State Judiciary 25. The Scheduled Areas, North East Constitutionalism and Constitutionalism of Jammu and Kashmir 26. Relations Between the Union and the States 27. Property, Contracts, Rights, Liabilities, Obligations and Suits 28. Freedom of Trade, Commerce and Intercourse 29. Services under the Union and the States 30. Tribunals 31. Elections 32. Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes 33. Official Language of the Union 34. Emergency Provisions 35. Power and Procedure of Amendment of the Constitution 36. Constitutional Amendments 37. Interpretation of the Constitution Subject Index