Overview for Political System of India
The Political System of India constitutes one of the core papers of Political Science in the various Indian Universities, as it examines and analyses the system of government and administration existing in India. The government and administration of India, present hurdlesome and insurmountable problems, both for the people and the administrators and in their meaningful solution lies the stability and the viability of the various institutions and the ultimate development of the country. India has basically followed the British Parliamentary Model and most of the institutions associated with such a system have been adopted. India has a federal system and the nature of its dual polity, written constitution and judicial supremacy, provide special dimensions to the political system. Keeping in view the changes in the study of the subject topics like Prressure Groups, Political Parties, Factional Politics and the Politics of casteism, regionalism, linguism and communalism have been discussed. The controversy over Centre-State relations have caused great tension for the political system. Critical reflections are made on this aspect as Federalism in India is on the anvil. This book is meant for students who seek a meaningful introduction to the governmental system and the political process in India.
Hari Hara Das (Author)
Prof. (Dr.) Hari Hara Das is an eminent and distinguished teacher of Political Science, who has made significant contributions to the enrichment of the discipline by the profundity of his thoughts and writings. He retired as a Professor of Political Science, Berhampur University, Orissa in 1998, but even after his superannuation, he is actively engaged in writing books and scholarly pursuits. About fifteen teachers and scholars have been awarded Ph.D. under his guidance and supervision. He had a distinguished academic career and was awarded the 'Merli Curtis Gold Medal' by the Lucknow University in 1960. He is a prominent Oriya Shortly Story writer and Novelist and has authored about twenty books. He is also a highly prolific writer in Political Science and his notable works are: India: Democratic Government and Politics, Indian Government and Politics, Political System of India, Analytical Study of Political Science, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, History of Freedom Movement in India, International Law and Comparative Politics. He has also co-authored several books, viz., Introduction to Political Sociology, Political Theory: Traditional and Modern Theory, Centre-State Relations in India and Parliamentary Privileges in India. He worked in the Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany as a Visiting Professor. He worked in collaboration with Prof. Klaus Gottstein, the Director of the Institute and prepared a Research Report o 'Science and Technology in Developing Societies'. He had the opportunity to visit several universities in Germany an the USA and delivered lectures and participated in various deliberations and seminars.