The Oxford Companion to Politics in India: Student Edition

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EditorNiraja Gopal Jayal, Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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This paperback edition with a new Preface is specially designed and priced for the student market. The thirty-eight essays provide every significant topic in the study of Indian politics by eminent experts. They address the links between Indian politics and institutions of the state,ideologies, political processes, social movements, identity politics, government policy, international affairs, and the academia.The success of India's democratic political system despite immense and multidimensional diversity and differences has been a subject of longstanding academic debate and analysis. In the last few decades, in an increasingly globalized and multicultural world, India has carved its position as a globaleconomic and political power, and Indian polity and society have witnessed rapid transformation in terms of structure, processes, success, and failures. Grasping this swift and phenomenal change is a mammoth task, and The Oxford Companion to Politics in India is the best resource to capture themacro as well as micro view of Indian politics in a global world.Specially designed and priced to serve the needs of students and teachers of Indian politics, this unprecedented survey presents in one volume, thirty-eight essays on every theme of Indian politics written by experts in the field, and a substantial new Preface for the student readers. Clustered intoeight sections, these essays address the links between Indian politics and institutions of the state, ideologies, political processes, social movements, identity politics, government policy, international affairs, and the academia. Weaving together historical narratives with fresh analyses, thisvolume provides an accessible yet deeply researched narrative of politics in modern India.

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This paperback edition with a new Preface is specially designed and priced for the student market. The thirty-eight essays provide every significant topic in the study of Indian politics by eminent experts. They address the links between Indian politics and institutions of the state,ideologies, political processes, social movements, id...

Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President and Chief Executive at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:644 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.01 inPublished:October 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and AppendicesList of AbbreviationsPreface to the Paperback EditionNiraja Gobal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta: IntroductionPART I: THE INSTITUTIONAL SETTING1. Partha Chatterjee: The State2. Uday S. Mehta: Constitutionalism3. Vernon Hewitt and Shirin M. Rai: Parliament4. Subrata K. Mitra and Malte Pehl: Federalism5. James Manor: Local Governance7. Alistair McMillan: The Election Commission8. E. Sridharan: The Party SystemPART II: SOCIAL CLEAVAGES, IDENTITY, AND POLITICS9. John Harriss: Class and Politics10. Surinder S. Jodhka: Caste and Politics11. Amrita Basu: Gender and Politics12. Sanjib Baruah: Regionalism and Secessionism13. Sunil Khilnani: Politics and National Identity14. Christophe Jaffrelot: The Hindu Nationalists and Power15. Bishnu N. Mohapatra: Minorities and PoliticsPART III: POLITICAL PROCESSES: Yadav16. Zoya Hasan: Political Parties17. Stuart Corbridge: Politics and Culture18. Arun R. Swamy: Political Mobilization19. Ramachandra Guha: Political Leadership20. Anirudh Krishna: Local PoliticsPART IV: IDEOLOGICAL CONTESTATIONS IN INDIAN POLITICS21. Dudipta Kaviraj: Nationalism22. Neera Chandhoke: Secularism23. Yogendra Yadav: Representation24. Gopal Guru: Social JusticePART V: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY25. Amita Baviskar: Social Movements26. Sudha Pai: Farmers' Movements27. Anupama Roy: The Women's MovementPART VI: POLITICS AND POLICY29. Devesh Kapur: Political Economy of the State30. Aseema Sinha: Business and Politics31. Dilip Mookherjee: Government Accountability32. Rahul Mukherji: The Political Economy of Reforms33. Atul Kohli: Politics and Redistribution34. Jean Dreze: Employment Guarantee and the Right to WorkPART VII: INDIA AND THE WORLD:35. Kanti Bajpai: India and the World36. Sumit Ganguly: Indian Defence PolicyPART VIII: WAYS OF LOOKING AT INDIAN POLITICS37. Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph: An Intellectual History of the Study of Indian Politics38. Steven I. Wilkinson: Data and the Study of Indian PoliticsNotes on ContributorsIndex