Indian Polity by Laxmikanth for UPSC exam (no pdf)

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Might be one of the most popular, trusted and the well-documented book which has ever written for UPSC aspirants. The book Indian polity by Laxmikanth is highly recommended for UPSC seekers.

Since the general knowledge and political science about Indian constitution is always asked in UPSC exams it becomes very crucial to follow a good book for it. The book Indian polity by Laxmikanth is published and distributed by TATA MacGrowHills and is very organised to boost up your preparation for this subject.

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Why should you avoid reading from PDF of Indian Polity book?

  • It doesn’t guarantee of an authentic and true information.
  • You will easily forget the content from a digital source.
  • You will have to revise the content so making notes is uncomfortable when you read from pdf.
  • The book deserves its value. The book is very well written and you should respect the author by buying this book from any of the links given below.
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Content of the book Indian Polity by Laxmikanth

Part I: Constitutional Framework

  • Historical Background
  • Making of the constitution
  • Making of the constitution
  • Salient features of the Indian Constitution
  • Preamble to the Constitution
  • Union and its territory
  • Citizenship
  • Fundamental rights
  • Directive principles of state policy
  • Fundamental duties
  • Amendment of the constitution
  • The basic structure of the constitution.

Part II: System of Government

  • Parliamentary system
  • Federal System
  • Centre-state relations
  • Inter-state relations.
  • Emergency provisions

Part III: Central government

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Prime Minister
  • Central Council of Ministers
  • Cabinet committees
  • Parliament
  • Parliamentary committees
  • Parliamentary forums
  • Supreme Court

Part IV: State Government

  • Governor
  • Chief Minister
  • State Council of Ministers
  • State legislature
  • High court
  • Subordinate Courts
  • Special status of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Special provision for some states

Part V: Local Government

  • Panchayati raj
  • Municipalities

Part VI: Union territories and special areas

  • Union territories
  • Scheduled and tribal areas

Part VII: Constitutional Bodies

  • Election commission
  • Union Public service commission
  • State Public service Commission
  • Finance Commission
  • National Commission for SC’s
  • National Commission for ST’s
  • Special officer for Linguistic minorities
  • Comptroller and auditor general of India
  • Attorney General of India.
  • Advocate General of India.

Part VIII: Non-Constitutional Bodies

  • Planing Commission
  • National Development Council
  • National Human Rights Commission
  • State Human Rights Commission
  • Central Information Commission
  • State Information Commission
  • Central vigilance Commission
  • Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Lokpal and Lokayuktas

Part IX: Other Constitutional Dimensions

  • Co-operative societies
  • Official Language
  • Public services
  • Tribunals
  • Rights and Liabilities of the Government.
  • Authoritative text of the Constitution in the Hindi Language.
  • Special Provision relating to certain classes.

Part X: Political Dynamics

  • Political Parties
  • Elections
  • Electoral Reforms
  • Anti-Defection Law
  • Pressure groups
  • National Integration
  • Foreign Policy

Part XI: Working of the Constitution

  • National Commission to review the working of the constitution.


The book is available in different languages including Hindi, English and some other Indian languages like Telugu. The readers are recommended to buy the book in the language in which they are more comfortable.

About the author M Laxmikanth

M Laxmikanth has authored many books on topics like Indian government and politics such as Public Administration, Indian Polity, Governance in India for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination etc.


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