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Law, Ideas and Ideology in Politics: Perspectives of an Activist

Ashwani Kumar (Author)
Synopsis This compendium of topical writings have been compiled to coincide with the first anniversary of Ashwani Kumar’s membership of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India’s Parliament. Law, Ideas and Ideology in Politics is a collection of Ashwani Kumar’s articles, interviews and speeches delivered in the Rajya Sabha. The volume consists of four parts, comprising reflections on constitutional and economic issues; International relations, law and terrorism and politics and civil society. In their totality, these represent the evolution of the author’s political philosophy and outlook. The book reflects the author’s unmistakable commitment to the essence of liberal democratic thought and the cherished values of our Republic. The essence of what he has to say would remain a constant theme in the evolution of our democracy. This book will have a special appeal for those interested in serious issues which influence the course off our politics, economy, foreign policy and jurisprudence.
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About the author

Ashwani Kumar

Ashwani Kumar, a Congress Party member of Rajya Sabha from Punjab, and Chairman, AICC Vichar Vibhag, is a practicing Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court and was appointed Additional Solicitor General of India in 1990 at the age of 37. He has appeared before the Court in landmark cases which include the Bhopal Gas case, the Gujarat Presidential Reference case and the recently decided Electoral Reforms case. At 33, he first represented India as a non-official member of the Indian Delegation to the UN General Assembly in1986 and later again in 1996. Ashwani Kumar ahs also served as a Spokesperson of the Congress Party and as member of the Congress Party's Economic Policy Introspection Group. He has travelled extensively and was as Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. He has also lectured at the University of Nice. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Commerce and has also served as a member of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Energy. Ashwani Kumar is the son of Late Prabodh Chandra, a veteran freedom fighter, distinguished parliamentarian and Congress leader from Punjab.

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Title Law, Ideas and Ideology in Politics: Perspectives of an Activist
Author Ashwani Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8124109257
length 224p., Col. & b/w plates; Index; 26cm.