The politics of India since independence / Paul R. Brass.

  • Second edition.
  • Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press 1994
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1 online resource (xx, 403 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • 9781316257005
  • 1316257002
  • 1316340945
  • 9781316340943
  • 0521453623
  • 9780521453622
  • 0521459702
  • 0521459902
  • 9780521459709
  • 0521396514
  • 9780521396516
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-386) and index.
  • Print version record.
  • English.
  • Introduction: Continuities and discontinuities between pre- and post-Independence India -- PART I: POLITICAL CHANGE: Introduction -- Political change, political structure, and the functioning of government -- Parties and politics -- State and local politics -- PART II: 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 -- PART III: POLITICAL ECONOMY: Introduction -- Politics, economic development, and social change -- Political aspects of agricultural change -- Conclusion: Problems and prospects.
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  • 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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