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Putting the Diaspora in Its Place: From Colonial Transnationalism to Postcolonial Nationalism

Latha Varadarajan

in The Domestic Abroad: Diasporas in International Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733910
eISBN:
9780199866205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733910.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is the first of three chapters explaining the production of the Indian domestic abroad. At the moment of independence in 1947, the postcolonial Indian state very deliberately adopted a ... More


The Challenge of the Future

Peter Heehs

in India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195627985
eISBN:
9780199080670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.003.0014
Subject:
History, Political History

The day India attained independence, 15 August 1947, was a moment when an entire nation stepped out from the old to the new. In his stirring independence-eve speech, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gave ... More


An Anti‐Fascist Alliance, 1934–42

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter looks at the most successful effort to build an alliance of the kind described in the previous chapter: the anti-fascist alliance built by Jawaharlal Nehru and parts of the Labour left, ... More


The Development Strategy after Independence

Suresh D. Tendulkar and T.A. Bhavani

in Understanding Reforms: Post-1991 India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198085584
eISBN:
9780199082087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085584.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the development strategy in the post-Independence era, and the ideology guiding it. . Idealistic political leadership of post-Independence India started a unique and ... More


India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Sudhir Kakar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698930
eISBN:
9780199080267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698930.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Sudhir Kakar, a prominent psychoanalyst and eminent author, is considered one of India’s leading intellectuals. A mechanical engineer, Kakar did his doctorate in economics before beginning his ... More


TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Colonial histories of India were largely monologues. From the turn of the nineteenth century, Indians began to ‘talk back’, questioning colonial assumptions and narratives of India’s past. This book ... More


Discovering and Inventing India: Jawaharlal Nehru

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Nehru formulated his ideas on Indian civilization in The Discovery of India. The civilizational unity of India is a major theme in this work. He tried to reconcile different approaches to India’s ... More


Introduction

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From around the turn of the twentieth century, Indians began to question the colonial assumptions in imagining and narrating India’s past. This chapter provides an overview of the themes surrounding ... More


The Economy under Planning and After

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the ideas that shaped independent India's economic policy. Topics covered include Gandhi and Hind Swaraj, the rise of planning, agricultural growth, savings, capital inflows, ... More


Boundary: Nehru, Ghosh, and the Enchantment of Lines

Jon Hegglund

in World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter explicitly treats geopolitical and fictional drawings of the boundary line—a fundamental yet strangely ephemeral component of the territorial nation-state. It first examines the debates ... More


Freedom Games: The First Two Decades of Independence

Ronojoy Sen

in Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The development of sport in the first two decades of independent India.


The State and Industrialization in India: Successes and Failures and the Lessons for the Future  

Ajit Singh

in The Role of the State in Economic Change

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289845
eISBN:
9780191684777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289845.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the economic history of India after its independence as a colony from the United Kingdom. Jawaharlal Nehru envisaged an Indian state whose economy was patterned after the ... More


Organized Rationalism in 20th-Century India

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter outlines why people like B. R. Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ramaswami Periyar, Abraham Kovor, as well as M. N. Roy and his Radical Humanists and Gora and his Atheist Centre, are often ... More


Biomass for Business

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The national movement had thrown up two alternative scenarios for the reconstruction of Indian economy and society. One vision was associated with Mahatma Gandhi. Whatever the anomalies in his ... More


Introduction: Sociology of Education in India—Trajectory, Location, and Concerns

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The Introduction discusses the themes covered by the essays in this volume about the history of the development, the trajectory, location, and contemporary concerns of the sociology of education ... More


A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Christopher Tyerman

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Harrow School is the second most famous school in the English-speaking world. This book provides a modern history of the school, and, supported by a full academic apparatus of source references, it ... More


Limits of the Nation

Haimanti Roy

in Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081777
eISBN:
9780199081875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081777.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the impact of the Boundary Award on the lives of people who lived in the borderland and those who attempted to cross it. It shows how the new border becomes an economic and ... More


Citizens of the Nation

Haimanti Roy

in Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081777
eISBN:
9780199081875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081777.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the processes and legislations in India that sought to clear up such confusions. Although the laws defining citizenship came to be established by the Citizenship Act of 1955, ... More


Churchill and India

Sarvepalli Gopal

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0027
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

During the ten months he spent in India as a young army officer, Winston Churchill saw little of the country except military barracks, polo grounds, and government houses. However, the views he ... More


Kashmir–Union Negotiations on Article 370: May–October 1949

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter presents a letter dated 17 May 1949 by N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar to Vallabhbhai Patel enclosing Jawaharlal Nehru’s draft letter to Sheikh Abdullah for his approval; a draft of Article ... More


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