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Routledge Handbook of Indian Politics

Edited by: Atul Kohli , Prerna Singh

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415776851
eBook ISBN: 9780203075906
Adobe ISBN: 9781135122751

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India’s growing economic and socio-political importance on the global stage has triggered an increased interest in the country. This Handbook is a reference guide, which surveys the current state of Indian politics and provides a basic understanding of the ways in which the world’s largest democracy functions.

The Handbook is structured around four main topics: political change, political economy, the diversity of regional development, and the changing role of India in the world. Chapters examine how and why democracy in India put down firm roots, but also why the quality of governance offered by India’s democracy continues to be low. The acceleration of economic growth since the mid-1980s is discussed, and the Handbook goes on to look at the political and economic changes in selected states, and how progress across Indian states continues to be uneven. It concludes by touching on the issue of India’s international relations, both in South Asia and the wider world.

The Handbook offers an invigorating initiation into the seemingly daunting and complex terrain of Indian politics. It is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, policy analysts, graduate and undergraduate students studying Indian politics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The historical inheritance of India's democracy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gandhi's India, the world's Gandhi Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Nehru and his legacy Download PDF
Chapter  5:  India's minority leaders Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Panchayat Raj institutions Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The changing fortunes of the Bharatiya Janata Party Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Regional and caste parties Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Caste and political parties in India Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Dalit politics Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Class politics in India Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Reservations Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The State amd civil Society in communal violence Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Insurgencies in India Download PDF
Chapter  15:  People's movements in India Download PDF
Chapter  16:  India's economic development Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The state and the capitalist class in India Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Politics and redistribution in India Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Corruption in India Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Public goods provision and social development in India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Labor regulation, trade unions, and unemployment Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Uttar Pradesh Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Kerala in comparative perspective Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Tamil Nadu Download PDF
Chapter  25:  West Bengal Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Bihar Download PDF
Chapter  27:  India and the world Download PDF
Chapter  28:  India in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Indo—Pakistani conflict Download PDF
Chapter  30:  India and nuclear weapons Download PDF
Chapter  31:  India's evolving security strategy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  International migration and its consequences for India Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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