- Name of the Textbook: Our Parliament
- Author: Subhash C. Kashyap
- Publisher: National Book Trust
- ISBN: 8123701470
- Pages: 327
- Language: English
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It is a comprehensive guide on Indian Parliament by Subhash C. Kashyap, who is a former Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha Secretariat (1984-1990), as well as a former Secretary-General of the 7th, 8th and 9th Lok Sabha. Being a distinguished scholar and a well-known political scientist, Kashyap has detailed knowledge on roles and laws of Indian Constitution. With thorough research and personal understanding, Kashyap has framed a detailed account of the functioning of Indian government. It is a complete narration of the evolution of Indian Parliament from beginning to its present form. The Indian Parliament is divided in two divisions, such as the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha is the upper house of the Parliament, whereas the Lok Sabha is the lower house. The book briefly explains the roles and responsibilities of both the houses. Following the major functions that both houses perform, the book further demonstrates their hierarchy, minimum qualification required to become a member of either house, the total number of seats they have and the different sessions that are held in them. It also mentions about the election process in India, as well as lists some popular former members of the Parliament and the duration of their service period. Everything detail in the book is explained in lucid manner with ease-to-understand format. It encourages the readers to have in-depth knowledge of parliamentarian, democracy of the Nation. Overall, it is a complete guide to Indian Parliament and helpful for all those who are keen to know more about the Parliament of India. About the author: Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap: Born on 10 May 1929, he is a former Secretary General and Lok Sabha Secretariat of India. He is known for his expertise on Indian constitution, Parliament, Constitutional Law and he is a political scientist and a distinguished scholar. He began his career as a journalist at Allahabad. He is acquainted with Parliament of India for over 37 years.