On 12th June 1975, for the first time in the history of independent India, the election of Mrs.Indira Gandhi as the Prime Minister was set aside by the judgment of the High Court of Allahabad. State of Uttar Pradesh v. Raj Narain (1975) did not only act as catalyst for the imposition of emergency but has also been an impetus for the urge to protect the fundamental rights of citizens. During the emergency period (1975-1977) did India has witnessed gross violation of fundamental rights vis-a-vus human rights and the decision of A.D.M. Jabalpur v Shivkant Shukla (1976) was the final blow to jeopardized the democratic government in the country. It was with the decision of Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India (1978) the Indian judiciary was able to resume the faith of its citizens on this organ. Since then there was no looking back.
Nevertheless, the chequered history of India has shown that the journey from A.K. Gopalan to Maneka Gandhi to till date has been rough enough and India has completed this journey slowly and gradually.
The author has mapped this journey from the point of view of Jurisprudence along with the detailed analysis of Indian case laws. In this Book, Dr. Kundu has vividly mentioned evolution of constitutional jurisprudence in other countries such as United Kingdom, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Book contains detailed and in -depth analysis of more than 300 crucial cases which have shaped the legal destiny of these countries.