This is a compendious volume on the principles of political theory and organisation, especially meant for the first year law students of the five-year degree course. It unravels the growth of liberalism and Marxist thought in India. The Hindu and Islamic conceptions of the State have been dealt with. The pithy narration of theories and the critical tenor of the book make it indispensable for understanding the fundamental principles of political theory and organisation. The succulent presentation of ideologies in modern India is an added attraction of this book.