India Since 1980 by Sumit GangulyIndia Since 1980 by Sumit Ganguly

India Since 1980

bySumit Ganguly, Rahul Mukherji

Paperback | August 1, 2011

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This book considers the remarkable transformations that have taken place in India since 1980, a period that began with the assassination of the formidable Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Her death, and that of her son Rajiv seven years later, marked the end of the Nehru-Gandhi era. Although the country remains one of the few democracies in the developing world, many of the policies instigated by these earlier regimes have been swept away to make room for dramatic alterations in the political, economic, and social landscape. Sumit Ganguly and Rahul Mukherji, two leading political scientists of South Asia, chart these developments with particular reference to social and political mobilization, the rise of the BJP and its challenge to Nehruvian secularism, and the changes to foreign policy that, in combination with its meteoric economic development, have ensured India a significant place on the world stage. The book is intended for students and anyone interested in understanding this diverse, energetic, and youthful democracy.
Title:India Since 1980Format:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521678048

ISBN - 13:9780521678049


Table of Contents

1. Four revolutions and India's future; 2. The transformation of India's foreign policy; 3. India's economic transformation; 4. Political mobilization in India; 5. Indian secularism since 1980; 6. India's trajectory: promises and challenges.

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most neglected stories in world politics in the last three decades has been India's political, economic, social and diplomatic emergence, within the continued framework of electoral democracy. In this pithy, absorbing, and highly original book, Ganguly and Mukherji trace the four transformations that are launching and challenging India in the new century. One can find no better concise guide to this-the world's largest-democracy." - Larry Diamond, Stanford University, and Director of Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law