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A. Suhruth Kumar composes a book that defines Panchayat Raj and the ways in which the democratic system of governance functions, specifically on how decentralization is an element of social development. The book analyses the various conditions that play a role towards the formation of the different State laws that can be found in the Indian Constitution. The book contains detailed information about the functionality of these State laws, the structure of the State Government, their power and their duties. A comprehensive account of a citizen’s Right to Information, the different Village Councils, Self-Help groups, their formation and how they continue to function today. This book elucidates the chapter ‘Local Governments’ which begins from grades 3 to higher classes in Indian schools and is a useful tool in understanding the concept of Governance.