by Dileep Gandhi
The Indian Parliament - Beyond the Seal and Signature of Democracy is a very fascinating book on the working and the progress of Indian democracy. I believe that parliamentary democracy is a dynamic, ever evolving concept. There are books written from time to time, but a book on democracy and more so on parliament must elucidate constitutional jurisprudence, political philosophy and capture contemporary as well as historical developments. The chief merit of this book is that it’s not only a fine blend of constitutional precepts, parliamentary practices as obtaining but also documents the flaws and failings of our parliamentary democratic system and throws open questions for wider and deeper reflections so as to further strengthen our democratic edifice.