Money is the factor that runs and governs everyone’s life. As times have changed, the present is more turbulent when it comes to employment and the laws associated with it. The awareness of this would be helpful for all people. Dr. Amitava Ghosh, in his book, “The Realm of India’s Employment Law and The Indian Constitution,” focuses on this aspect, and in his work of non-fiction, he talks about this at length. With this detailed explanation, the readers would get to know a lot of new things and aspects related to employment and the mechanics that operate through the law.
As the title suggests, Ghosh talks about the employment law, which is something every person should know, whether employed or soon to be employed. This makes the book of utmost significance for everyone. “The Realm of India’s Employment Law and The Indian Constitution” is divided into 29 chapters with a separate preface and introduction. Herein, the author begins with the very moment a person is employed to the time of retirement. The 29 chapters have relevant detail that a person in employment may or may not be aware of. Even people who may not have the basic idea of employment law and the importance of it can understand it by reading the book. Through his extensive research, the author brings content that is both useful and helpful for the readers in long-term understanding.
Ghosh uses a language that is free of jargon and makes the reading of the book a good experience. While the readers find the book approachable and easy to read, at the same time, they get to know and learn a lot of things they would otherwise be unaware of. The author avoids unnecessarily digressing or wavering into different topics and keeps the content focused and specific. The specific nature of the work makes things easier for the readers to understand and have a grip on the minute points that would otherwise escape their notice. “The Realm of India’s Employment Law and The Indian Constitution,” being true to its title, makes sure that no aspect remains untouched for the readers and they have an in-depth understanding.
The book talks about all forms of employment, whether it is permanent or contractual. It also talks about the leaves system, work culture and conditions, the facilities entitled to all, and the legal technicalities which may be difficult to understand for a layman. Ghosh keeps the manner of writing systematic, sequential, and precise. This manner of writing invites every kind of reader to lay their hands on the book, and in this manner, it also becomes open for younger readers to have their experience in reading and planning their future.
“The Realm of India’s Employment Law and The Indian Constitution” is recommended to all the readers irrespective of their reading fiction or non-fiction as the content and knowledge the book shares is far more significant for not just this generation but also the coming generations. Whether employed readers or readers who are looking forward to getting employed in the future, the book is a recommended one for all. In light of this, raising the book to the level of being universally relevant would not be wrong. The readers can read the book more than once whenever since the book shares many important points which may not be retained in one reading. While on the one hand, the law of the country would remain more or less the same, at the same time, the labour force would only grow, and awareness of the employment law is more of an essential than anything minor which can be overlooked. As labour force increases and as the times in present are changing, the exploitation of employees can happen in front of their eyes, and they may not be aware of it, let alone do anything about it. An awareness of this would ensure that they are not exploited and take the necessary action as and when times call for it. This would also ensure that employers do not take undue advantage of their position and harass or exploit their employees in any manner. Keeping in mind the fact that the culture of employment is more prevalent in comparison to the culture of being self-employed, Ghosh’s work would be a pioneer in the field of raising awareness as it is perhaps the first in its field of writing.
Article By: Akhila Saroha, The Literature Times