Fali S. Nariman is a constitutional lawyer and a senior advocate to the Supreme Court of India. He has also served as the Additional Solicitor General of India, a Member of the Rajya Sabha and President of the Bar Association of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 in recognition of distinguished service in the field of jurisprudence.
On 26th January 1950, the Republic of India came into being with the adoption of a newly written constitution that laid down the supreme law of the land. One of the world's longest and most important political texts, The Constitution of India signalled the arrival of the world largest democracy.
The foremost document of the newly independent nation, the Constitution laid down the framework for governance, demarcating political code, powers, and duties of government institutions and granting fundamental rights, directive principles, and the duties to the citizens. At its enactment, it had 395 articles in 22 parts and 8 schedules and it has been amended 104 times in the seventy years of its being. With a comprehensive introduction by Fali S. Nariman, this classic edition accessibly presents independent India's most important text.