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What's Happening to India? : Punjab, Ethnic Conflict, and the Test for Federalism - Robin Jeffrey

What's Happening to India?

Punjab, Ethnic Conflict, and the Test for Federalism

Paperback Published: 7th June 1994
ISBN: 9780333594445
Number Of Pages: 252

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Updated to cover events between 1986 and 1992, including the destruction of the mosque at Ayodhya in December 1992, the book analyses the secessionist crisis in Punjab which led to Indira Gandhi's murder and examines larger themes of ethnic conflict and threats to Indian unity. The Punjab example sheds light on processes at work in the rest of India, as the introduction to the new edition of the book points out. It also considers the domestic implications for India of a world in which 'socialism' and 'non-alignment' have lost much of their meaning.

List of Tables and Maps - Abbreviations - Preface - Preface to the Second Edition - Glossary - What Happened to India, 1985-92? - Introduction to the Second Edition - Secularism: What Sort of a State? - Punjab: What Sort of Democracy? - Socialism: What Sort of Economy? - Non-Alignment: What Sort of a World? - The Poor and the Polity: What Sort of a Future? - PART 1 ETHNICITY - Ethnicity - Choice - The Anti-Sikh Riots, November 1984 - Elections, Communications, Ethnicity - The Case for Federalism - PART 2 PUNJAB - Some People's Statistics: The Most Prosperous State - Revolutions: Green - Revolutions: Red - Revolutions: Industrial? - Two-and-a-half Rivers - Partition - Images and Categories - PART 3 SIKHS - Jats - Sikhism: 'We are neither Hindus nor Mussulmans' - Sacrifice - The Misl - Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) - A Queer Position: The Sikhs and the British - The Akali Dal and the SGPC - Leadership and Partition - PART 4 INNOVATIONS - Underpinnings and Infrastructures - Education: The Cow is a Useful Animal - Reading the News and Making it - History-Making - Weapons: A Cottage Industry - Innovations and Values PART 5 POLITICS, 1947-77 - National Rules: Religion and Language - Nationalist Spirit: The Decline of the Fast - Sant Fateh Singh and the Rise of the Jats - Party and Faction - Emergency and Enforced Tranquility - PART 6 FACTION - Factions: Reliable Relatives - Punjab: Questions of Prestige - Resolutions from Anandpur Sahib - Bhindranwale: A University on the Move - SGPC: The Only Sure Stepping Stone - Politics: New-Style Sants, Old-Time Film Stars - Romantics Overseas: Are Sikhs a Nation? - PART 7 EXPLOSION - Foreign Hands - Indian Talks - Symbols and Violence - Slippery Slopes - Destroying an Institution: The Police - Who are the Extremists? - Storming the Golden Temple - PART 8 WHAT'S HAPPENING TO INDIA? THE TEST FOR FEDERALISM - Centralization: Pressures and Appearances - Centralization: The Needs of Party - President's Rule and the Constitution - The Decline of the Chief Minister - The Need for Federalism - New Rules? - Reasons for Hope - Notes - Select Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333594445
ISBN-10: 0333594444
Series: Punjab, Ethnic Conflict and the Test for Federalism
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 7th June 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised