The Politics of India since Independence / Edition 2

The Politics of India since Independence / Edition 2

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Cambridge University Press
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The Politics of India since Independence / Edition 2

This concise comprehensive study of the major political, cultural and economic changes and crises in India during the past forty-five years focuses on the consequences of the centralizing drives and tendencies of the national leadership to create a strong state, unified nation and dynamic economy.

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ISBN-13: 9780521453622
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/01/1994
Series: New Cambridge History of India Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: continuities and discontinuities between pre- and post-Independence India; Part I. Political Change: Introduction; 2. Political change, political structure and the functioning of government; 3. Parties and politics; 4. State and local politics; Part II. Pluralism and National Integration: Introduction; 5. Language problems; 6. Crises of national unity: Punjab, the northeast and Kashmir; 7. Communal and caste conflict: secularism, Hindu nationalism and the Indian state; Part III. Political Economy: Introduction; 8. Politics, economic development and social change; 9. Political aspects of agricultural change; 10. Conclusion: problems and prospects; Bibliography; Index.

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