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Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Anthony F. Heath and Roger Jeffery (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

India's society, economy, and polity have been transformed at a gathering pace since the early 1990s, and India's growing role on the world stage makes it imperative to understand the roots and ... More


Successful Business Practices of Modern India

Kshama V. Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

in India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned its Stripes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072614
eISBN:
9780199081592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes several business practices that have proved successful in modern India. These include the cooperative movement, microcredit or micro-financing, and off-shoring. Indian ... More


The Hindu Code Bill in Independent India

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The chapter assesses the contribution of the Hindu Code Bill in the construction of the modern Indian nation. Contrary to the existing perception that the Hindu Code Bill in its diluted form failed ... More


The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Kumkum Chatterjee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book examines the nature and function of history writing in India by focusing on early modern traditions of historiography with particular reference to Bengal. Situating distinctive cultures of ... More


The Distinctness of Selves

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652365
eISBN:
9780191740718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

It follows from the Nyāya‐Vaiśeṣika conception of self that there is a multiplicity of distinct individual selves. The account of how they are distinct distances the theory from any Cartesian ... More


Challenges to Islam in India

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This interview focuses on the challenges faced by Islam in India. Islam is practised and perceived in a number of ways in India, and its history is well over a thousand years old. In the course of ... More


Maintenance Law

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the maintenance law, which is considered critically important for Hindu women and children. It examines the wide field of traditional Hindu laws on maintenance for divorced or ... More


Amit Chaudhuri and the Materiality of the Mundane

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the fiction of Amit Chaudhuri, who had been the most articulate voice in expressing a persistent critique of the ethos of the national allegory that had, at one point, come to ... More


Caste in Modern India

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In this interview, D.L. Sheth discusses caste in modern India. A central feature of the country, caste has indexed the country as fundamentally different from social classes in other places. Due to ... More


“India’s Most Dangerous Guru”: Rajneesh and India after Independence

Hugh B. Urban

in Zorba the Buddha: "Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286665
eISBN:
9780520961777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286665.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter traces the emergence of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh as a hugely popular but also tremendously controversial spiritual leader in the decades following India's independence. After achieving ... More


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