DD Basu’s Shorter Constitution 15 Edition (Set of 2 Volumes)

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DD Basu’s Shorter Constitution of India 15 Edition (Set of 2 Volumes)

Author Durga Das Basu (Author), A.K. Patnaik (Editor)
Publication Date 2018
ISBN 9788131253885
Publisher LexisNexis


The book seeks to serve as a two-volume guide to the world's longest constitution by providing critical analysis of all major judgements. This title has been around for over six decades. Justice A K Patnaik, the Revising Editor, has restructured the narrative in a more logical manner in the new edition by adding his case notes of key constitutional judgements covered in all volumes of the Supreme Court up to 2017.

Key Highlights on DD Basu’s Shorter Constitution:-

  • Includes recent instances such as Krishnakumar v State of Bihar, in which a seven-judge panel of the Supreme Court ruled that re-promulgation of ordinances is a violation of the Constitution and a subversion of democratic legislative procedures.
  • Several Supreme Court decisions cite him as a source. For example, Secretary, State of Karnataka and Ors versus Umadevi and Ors - MANU/SC/1918/2006 (2006), K.T. Plantation Pvt. Ltd. and Anr vs State of Karnataka (2011) - MANU/SC/0914/2011; Secretary, State of Karnataka and Ors vs Umadevi and Ors - MANU/SC/1918/2006 (2006); Secretary, State of Karnataka and
  • Over 100 HC decisions dating back to 1958 have cited him as a source. Some of them are: Bombay High Court, 1983: Basantibai Fakirchand Khetan and Ors vs State of Maharashtra and Anr - MANU/MH/0310/1984; Bombay High Court, 2004: Nirmala L. Mehta vs A. Balasubramaniam, Commissioner of Income Tax and Ors - MANU/MH/0328/2004; Himachal Pradesh High Court, 2016: Chaman Lal Bali


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