The Indian Parliament – A Critical Appraisal: Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar
Book titled The Indian Parliament – A Critical Appraisal was released by Vice President Hamid Ansari on 8 January 2015. The book is authored by Prof. Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
The book examines the credibility and legitimacy of the Indian Parliament and has scrutinised various aspects of its functioning. It also provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the functioning of Parliamentary institutions and the rapid changes that has been witnessed by the Indian society, particularly the onset of coalition politics and the initiation of economic reforms.
The book has been divided into three parts, namely
• Examines the institutional standards of performance of the Parliament
• Focuses on different forms of parliamentary control, as well as the evolving relationship between the legislature and the executive in a period of unstable coalition formations
• Analyses the external factors which affect and determine the internal functioning of Parliament
Where: on 8 January 2015
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