Reinventing India Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy [1., Auflage] 9780745666044, 0745666043, 9780745676920, 0745676928

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Reinventing India Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy [1., Auflage]
 9780745666044, 0745666043, 9780745676920, 0745676928

Table of contents :
Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Glossary. Map 1 Territorial growth of the East India Company, to 1843. Map 2 Contemporary India. Preface. Part 1: The Invention of Modern India. Chapter 1: The Light of Asia? India in 1947. Chapter 2: 'Sovereign, Democratic, Federal, Socialist, Secular': the Invention of Modern India. Part Two: Contesting Modernity. Chapter 3: the 'Tall Men' and the 'Third way': Nehru, Patel and the Building of Modern India. Chapter 4: Jealous Populism, Crises and Instability: Indira's India. Chapter 5: Drifting Towards Catastrophe: The Powerlessness of the Congress. Chapter 6: 'Elite Revolts': Reforming and Reinventing India in the 1990s. Part Three: The Reinvention of India. Chapter 7: The Dialectics of Reform: the State and Economic Liberalization. Chapter 8: The Guilty men? Militant Hinduism and the Politics of Anti-Secularism. Chapter 9: Transfers of Power? Subaltern Politics, Sites of Empowerment and the Reshaping of India's Democracy. Chapter 10: Conclusion. Notes. References. Index

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