18 April 2022, New Delhi

Niyogi Books is proud to announce the publication of Indian Citizenship and Immigration Law by Amish TandonThe CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and NRC (National Register of Citizens) are topics that have caused a major public debate across the country, as well as given rise to uproar in some quarters. However, the questions need to be asked as to how much we know about Citizenship and its nuances. Whom do these laws affect? And how?

In this lucid narrative, lawyer and published author—Amish Tandon—provides us with a clear insight through his detailed research, digging deep into the historical background as well as looking at the current scenario. The book is written in simple and easy to understand language, and makes a complex topic accessible to a general readership.

Announcing the release, author Amish Tandon, said: The book has been structured in a manner so as to make it easy to refer to. An attempt has also been made to provide a holistic coverage of every nuance and aspect of the Indian citizenship and immigration law. A further endeavour has been made to analyse all judgements on the subject and present them in a simple and easy to understand manner. All recent and contemporary issues pertaining to citizenship law have also been examined. This authorship should serve as a useful guide for both lay readers as well as legal practitioners who have an interest in this niche area of law.

COO & Director of Niyogi Books, Trisha Niyogi, said: ‘This important book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the legal definition of who is an Indian citizen, how to apply for citizenship, and what are the various categories of immigrants to India. The book also clarifies the terms PIO, OCI and the complex topics of CAA and NRC in a very clear way, thus dispelling many misconceptions about these matters.’

In his praise, Hon’ble Justice Vibhu Bakhru, High Court of Delhi, wrote: ‘The simplicity of the language and structure of the book makes it easy to use. Considering that there are a limited number of texts that offer such comprehensive commentary on these laws, I expect that this book would serve as a valuable reference to the general public as well as legal practitioners.’

Hon’ble Justice Jayant Nath, High Court of Delhi, said: ‘The Author writes with simplicity and attempts to provide a holistic coverage of every nuance of the Indian Citizenship and immigration law. This book contains a comprehensive database of case law which will be useful for every legal practitioner working in this area of law. This book should serve as a useful research tool for lawyers and academics practicing in this niche area of law.’

Price: INR 795 / Format: Paperback / Pages: 426


The law relating to citizenship in India has been a matter of public debate in recent times. The CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and NRC (National Register of Citizens) are topics that have led to public protests and debates, as well as petitions in various courts of the country.

Written in simple language and citing the relevant sections of the law, the author clarifies what it means to be a citizen of India, the various ways of becoming a citizen, who the CAA is meant to help, and why border states such as Assam are a special case in this matter. He also explains the laws concerning immigration, clarifying who is an ‘illegal immigrant’ and how legal citizenship can be obtained. Concepts such as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), foreigners’ registration and the Passport Act of India, among others, are lucidly explained for the reader.


Amish Tandon is a corporate commercial lawyer, practising in New Delhi for almost 13 years, with extensive experience in areas of dispute resolution and corporate advisory.

He is the co-founder of a law firm ‘Innovatus Law’, which specialises in litigation, alternate dispute resolution and general corporate practice. He has previously authored Law of Sexual Harassment at Workplace: Practice & Procedure.


An internationally acclaimed publishing house, Niyogi Books, established in 2004, has more than 500 titles today. They not only specialize in textual context but also strive to give equal importance to visuals. They purvey a wide range of content on art, architecture, history, culture, spirituality, memoirs, and every aspect, which connects with our rich heritage. Their publishing umbrella consists of fiction and non-fiction that cover books on social science, cookery, and self-help as well as English Translation of modern classics from different Indian languages. Niyogi Books have recently launched three new Imprints: Olive Turtle (English fiction), Thornbird (English Translation) and Paper Missile (English non-fiction) and Bahuvachan (Hindi Translation: Fiction & Non-Fiction). They have also co-published a number of critically acclaimed books with reputed institutions like the British Library, Rietberg Museum Zurich, IGNCA, National Gallery of Modern Art, Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India), National Manuscript Mission, Sahitya Akademi, among many others. We also publish books on ecological themes, such as, Flora of the Sothern Western Ghats & PalnisThe Great Himalayan National ParkSunderbansMahanadi and Iridescent Skin among others.

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