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S. M. BOSE, M.A., L.L.B. (Cantab),
and Member, Bengal Legislative Council.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
LONDON BOMBAY MADRAS CALCUTTA
The Government of India Act, 1919, and the various Rules and Regulations passed thereunder have introduced an entire change in the working constitution in India. An attempt has been made in this book to collect together within a short compass all the documents necessary for a proper study of the modern constitution. It is primarily intended for use of members of the Council of State, the Legislative Assembly and the Local Councils as well as for these actively engaged in politics. But students of political science and constitutional history will find it no less useful in considering the present development of the Indian constitution. The passages in the Report of the Joint Select Committee dealing with specific clauses have been distributed under the different sections instead of being printed in one place; so that, the reasons given by the Select Committee for additions and amendments are readily available. References, cross-references and notes and an exhaustive Index will, it is hoped, facilitate study. The book will be useful in all parts of India.
I have to acknowledge my great indebtedness for the constant help and encouragement I have received from Mr. Bhupendra Nath Basu. My best thanks are due to my esteemed friend Mr. Subodh Chandra Roy, Barrister-at-Law, who has given me invaluable assistance and suggestions in the preparation of the book.
The work has been compiled in a great hurry and mistakes and omissions will, I hope, be overlooked by the reader.
S. M. BOSE.
CALCUTTA, January 28, 1921. .