Principles of Political Science
Principles of Political Science
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PREFACE TO THE 21ST REVISED EDITION The Twentieth Edition of this book received as wide reception and within a short span of just about two years there was a rapid succession of reprints which necessitated to bring out a fresh edition consolidating the entire text and give it a logical shape. I am grateful to the learned teachers, at all levels, for their wide patronage in recommending the book to their students. I am equally grateful to my Publishers for their cooperation.
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Dr. Anup Chand Kapur
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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION There are some admirable textbooks on Political Science, yet I have ventured to bring out another volume on the subject. India having become a Sovereign and Independent Republic, the Independent Republic, the study of Political Science has acquired an added importance for all of us, particularly for students. Our students must be familiar with the complexity of the national and international problems, and must also cultivate a scientific and unbiased approach to all such problems. Students of today are the statement and administrators of tomorrow and they will have to use their best talents for making India a great nation. In writing this book I do not claim any originality. My aim throughout has been to give students an easily intelligible exposition of the origin of the State and forms and types of government, and I have taken special pains to present impartially the different aspects of every question. I have illustrated the text, wherever necessary, with the actual working of the political institutions in different countries of the world, with special emphasis on Indian Administration past and present embracing, too, the provisions of the Draft Constitution of India. While doing so I have not been oblivious of the fact that the book is primarily intended to cater to the needs of the students offering Political Science as one of their electrify subjects for the degree examination of Indian universities. The course covered, however, is substantially that prescribed by the Punjab University from 1950. I have tried to consult the best available sources of information in respect of the various subjects dealt within the book. I take this opportunity to acknowledge my indebtedness to the great masters from whom I have borrowed so profusely. I also express my respectful feelings of gratitude to my teachers, Principal G.D. Sondhi, I.E.S. Retd. , Dr. C.J. Chacko, now Principal, Saint Andrew s College, Gorakhpur, Dr. J.N. Khosala, sometime Head of the Department of Political Science, Punjab University, now a member of the Indian Foreign Service, and Principal Sri Ram Sharma, D.A.V. College, Shoplapur, who inspired me with zeal for the study of Political Science, and always gave me their unflinching support, guidance and encouragement. My grateful thanks are due to Professor Dinanath Kak of my college for his indefatigable and ungrudging assistance in reading the manuscript of the book and for offering many valuable suggestions. In fact, the book owes many improvements in expression to him. My wife, as in case of almost everything which I have ever published, has helped me in reading the proofs. KAPURTHALA