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Indian politics and society since independence

Bidyut Chakrabarty

Indian politics and society since independence

events, processes and ideology

by Bidyut Chakrabarty

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Published by Routledge in Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nationalism -- India,
  • Democracy -- India,
  • India -- Politics and government -- 1947-,
  • India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementBidyut Chakrabarty.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJQ231 .C43 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23674900M
    ISBN 109780415408677, 9780415408684, 9780203927670
    LC Control Number2007045175

    Ambedkar disparaged the use of caste as a political board. In this chapter, we study the story of political choices involved in some of the key questions of economic development. While nominating candidates parties take into consideration caste of the aspirant candidate and numerical strength of different castes in a constituency. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power" and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy. The Politics of India Since Independence The first edition of this book was written between and

    Moreover, it demonstrated an ability to mobilize large masses of the Hindu population around its subsidiary goals, principally the removal of the mosque at Ayodhya and its replacement by a temple to the Hindu god Ram. State-level specificities that dominated the electoral discourse in the previous two decades now have diminished status in electoral analyses. In the Indo-Pakistani War offought over the disputed territory of KashmirPakistan captured one-third of Kashmir which India claims as its territoryand India captured three-fifths which Pakistan claims as its territory. Hornbill FestivalKohimaNagaland.

    In the course of time new challenges came up. Wilkinson details the ways in which India made many changes that prevent the kind of army actions we see in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other states. In this chapter, we study the story of political choices involved in some of the key questions of economic development. The separation of Kerala and the Telugu -speaking regions of Madras State enabled the creation of an exclusively Tamil -speaking state of Tamil Nadu. Arora, As democratic experiment unfolded, people from different regions began to express their aspirations for autonomy.


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Conventionally, upper castes had been given certain privileges not only in religious area but also in economic, education and political spheres.

MunshiField Marshal K. It was the first of four Indo-Pakistan Wars fought between the two newly independent nations. Similarly, as the BJP made gains across the board, various voting blocs curated in the past along the lines of caste and class also seem to have melted in saffron colour.

There are many lessons here, both to help Indians better understand their own democracy, and for other nations. The words, if written poignantly, weave in a sense of understanding, a way in which readers almost experience the situations years later. We list a few that have left an inedible mark in our minds.

Wilkinson shows, the puzzle of how this happened is even more surprising when we realize that the Indian Army has kept, and even expanded, many of its traditional martial class units, despite promising at independence to gradually phase them out.

Some of the old problems had never been fully resolved. Caste, through a joint effort of its members to assert themselves, has presently intervened in both politics and administration mainly through Indian politics and society since independence book and institutions like Panchayati Indian politics and society since independence book.

It stands for rule of Law. Was it necessary? This empowered the lower castes to be politically influential on the basis of numerical preponderance. The old political order dominated by the Congress and parties sprung from it was in decay. The effectiveness of political organizations had eroded, ethnic, religious, caste, and other cultural and regional conflicts had heightened, and the ability of the central government to implement in the states and localities economic plans and programs designed in New Delhi had declined.

The Union cabinet is a smaller body of ministers which lies within the Council of Ministers, which is the most powerful set of people in the country, playing an instrumental role in legislation and execution alike.

Some princely states such as Tripura and Manipur acceded later in Jawaharlal Nehru initially agreed to Mountbatten's proposal that a plebiscite be held in the entire state as soon as hostilities ceased, and a UN-sponsored cease-fire was agreed to by both parties on 1 Jan.

There are three consequences of such interaction between caste associations and political parties. India had opposed the partition of Palestine and the invasion of the Sinai by Israel, the United Kingdom and France, but did not oppose the Chinese direct control over Tibet[38] and the suppression of a pro-democracy movement in Hungary by the Soviet Union.

Chhibber and John R. Religion: Another type of identity politics is that produced through the development of a community on the shared link of religion.

Although resisted by Desai and India's business community, the policy was popular with the masses. Economy, polity, religion, family and kinship networks have operated under a social structure.

Many rights and privileges of the rulers of the princely states, especially their personal estates and privy purses, were guaranteed to convince them to accede. Thus, electoral competition among political parties began immediately after Independence.

India has since evolved into a vibrant constitutional democracy and made rapid strides in several domains although there is a lot of work still to be done. But nation-building is not something that can be accomplished once and for all times to come.

Rajagopalachari founded the Swatantra Party. Although Nehru disavowed nuclear ambitions for India, Canada and France aided India in the development of nuclear power stations for electricity.

Caste leaders also mobilized their followers on caste lines so that they could show their strength.The Political Economy of Development in India Since Independence. Stuart Corbridge. as Das’s book largely does.

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Linking structural characteristics with.Aug 14,  · A timeline of the key political events that have shaped Indian politics and democracy in 70 years of independence. India has since evolved into a vibrant constitutional democracy and made.Ebook I. Wilkinson explores how India has succeeded in keeping the military out of politics, when so many other countries have failed.

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