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Author Name: Prof Dr. K L Bhatia
Publication Year: 2016
The book Cases and Materials on Constitutional Law of India Fons Juris of Foundational Fundamentals presents an in-depth study about the foundational fundamentals of textual Constitution of India. Foundational fundamentals are fons juris of our Constitution. Our Constitution was devised on the basis of "The Constitution of India — Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", which promotes the understanding of constitutional framework. With diffidence, it brings about familiarity with the key terms, expressions, clauses, cases and chronologies in constitutional law and to articulate informed opinion over important and controversial constitutional issues, particularly relating to Basic Structure, Expounding Philosophy of the textual Constitution, Concepts of the Constitution, Constitutional Law and Constitutionalism, Preamble, Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties. With reticent, an attempt has been made to present, for the first time in the study of constitutional law, insights into jural postulates in context and content of correlatives and opposites in relation to fundamental rights, directive principles of State policy and Fundamental Duties. Constitution of India is the soul of our country INDIA that is BHARAT — the Union of States, a pictogram of mutually reciprocal and friendly to each other states; an emblem of indestructible union of destructible units. It is suprema lexof India. It is a symbol of unity in diversity. It is a treasure of national heritage. It is the conscience of our country. It is the sacred gospel of our nation containing the aspirations of WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA aimed at strengthening the unity, integrity and harmony of the Nation. It is not a seasonal document; it is a permanent document that binds the posterity for ages. In this context, the constitutional textual words, terms, and expressions do not change, but its interpretation undergoes a change having one meaning in one context and somewhat different meaning in another context.
Professor Dr. K.L. Bhatia (25 January 1945), B.A. (Hons.) (J&K); LL.B. (ILS, Pune), LL.M., Ph.D. (Pune), is a senior Professor of Law. He is former Head and Dean, Faculty of Law and founder Director, The Law School, University of Jammu; Director Amity Law School; and founder Dean and Professor Emeritus, COLS University of Petroleum and Energy Studies; Professor of Law, National Law University, Jodhpur. He has travelled in India and abroad in pursuit of academics. He has over four decades of teaching and research experience. He has authored and edited books on varied research subjects of law, both doctrinal and heuristic, including a book of poetry in both Hindi and English, and about hundred research papers published in leading legal journals of repute in India and abroad. His book on Moot Court and Mock Trial Art to and Art of Advocacy: Essentials of Court Craft (2013) is the first scholastic evinced attempt in experiential learning law. His books on Legal Language and Legal Writing, Legal Methods, Reasoning and Research Methodology, 2014 have been popular amongst the lawmen. His recent book "Supreme Court: Expounding Transformative Jurisprudence in India The Genesis of Law, Justice and Morality, 2015, espouses the analogy of Justices of the Superior Court about the Constitution of India that is a fine document of intellectual activism written in broad as well as prolific approach with splendid blissful wisdom of its framers' poetry in prose style of majestic language, which was intended not to be a seasonal textual document but was, indeed, intended to endure to bind Indian Nation State's posterity through ages. His another recent book "Constitutional and Legal Status of Jammu Kashmir", 2015, examines in depth the utility and relevance of temporary and transitory textual constitutional provision engraved in Article 370; Article 35A. A Mishmash of the Textual Constitution; utility and relevance of UNSC resolutions in the present scenario. His areas of interest are Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights, Legal Language and Legal Writing, Legal Method, Legal Reasoning and Research Methodology. He has delivered extension lectures on Legal Research Methodology and Legal Writing as a Visiting Professor at Indian Law Institute, New Delhi; International Taxation Law and Tax Negotiation Treaties, and International Trade and Economic Law as a UNDP Visiting Professor of Public Law in Africa. He is a man of three "Ls", viz., Law, Literature and Life. He is recipient of ICSSR, UGC, J&K State, UN and ILO Human Rights fellowships. He is a DAAD and Max-Planck Fellow and Alumni.
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