The Politics of India since Independence / Paul R. Brass.

Author
Edition
  • 2nd ed.
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1994
Physical description
1 online resource (428 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN
  • 9781316257005 (ebook)
  • 9780521453622 (hardback)
  • 9780521459709 (paperback)
Local notes
  • Access for current City University students and staff only.
Notes
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Sep 2015).
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Genre
  • text
Language
  • English
  • The Politics of India since Independence provides a comprehensive study of the major political, cultural, and economic changes in India since gaining independence. Paul Brass focuses on the consequences of the centralising drives of the national leadership to create a strong, unified nation, and a dynamic economy, all of which have been put into jeopardy in recent years by increased inter-caste conflicts, the rise of militant Hindu nationalism, and the worst communal massacres since Independence. In the second edition of his book, the author takes account of recent events to ask whether the country can find the right leadership to restore a political and communal balance in state and society.

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