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The Politics of India since Independence : New Cambridge History of India - Paul R. Brass

The Politics of India since Independence

New Cambridge History of India

Paperback Published: 7th November 1994
ISBN: 9780521459709
Number Of Pages: 428

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The Politics of India since Independence provides a concise but comprehensive analytical study of the major political, cultural, and economic changes and crises in India during the past forty-five years. The organizing focus is on the consequences of the centralizing drives and tendencies of the national leadership of the country to create a strong state, a unified nation, and a dynamic economy, all of which have been placed in serious doubt in recent years.

List of figures and tables
Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction: continuities and discontinuities between pre- and post-Independence India
Political Change: Introduction
Political change, political structure and the functioning of government
Parties and politics
State and local politics
Pluralism and National Integration: Introduction
Language problems
Crises of national unity: Punjab, the northeast and Kashmir
Communal and caste conflict: secularism, Hindu nationalism and the Indian state
Political Economy: Introduction
Politics, economic development and social change
Political aspects of agricultural change
Conclusion: problems and prospects
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521459709
ISBN-10: 0521459702
Series: New Cambridge History of India
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 7th November 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.22  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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