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Continuing Reforms in the Era of Coalition Politics

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/9780198085584.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses some speculative suggestions about the sustainability and ownership of reforms. The critical role of the emergence of regional parties in national politics with neutral ... More


Madhukeshwar Desai

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Madhukeshwar Desai, the great-grandson of Morarji Desai, a Congress politician and former Prime Minister of India, is the vice president of the youth wing of the BJP. A lawyer by training, he is ... More


Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Pradeep K. Chhibber and Rahul Verma

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190623876
eISBN:
9780190623913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623876.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book challenges the view that party politics and elections in India are far removed from ideas. It claims that a dominant intellectual paradigm of what constitutes an ideology is not entirely ... More


Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Chris Ogden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book produces the first-ever analysis of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) security policy. It traces the impact of Hindu nationalism upon India’s contemporary security ... More


• Militant Hinduism: Ayodhya and the Momentum of Hindu Nationalism

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In regard to the question of militancy versus tolerance, this chapter reports on a trip the author made to Ayodhya in early 1993, a month after Hindu militants destroyed the mosque that had been ... More


Introduction: Indian Security, Norms, and the BJP

Chris Ogden

in Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Introduction lays out the structure of the book, including its theoretical foundations concerning norms and their usefulness for analysing Indian foreign policy across different political ... More


The BJP and Indian Foreign Policy Until 1998

Chris Ogden

in Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at the trajectory of the BJP’s (often contrasting) political origins, ideologies, and agendas concerning India’s domestic and foreign policies over the same 1947–1998 period. This ... More


Conclusions: The BJP and India’s International Emergence

Chris Ogden

in Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Conclusion sums up all of these perspectives and importantly notes how the BJP-led NDA government witnessed profound changes concerning the development and evolution of India’s security practice. ... More


The Choices and the Roads Taken

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter uses the recommendations of the government-appointed Sachar Committee to debate aspects of minority rights. “Majority” and “minority” are not unified, exclusive, or antagonistic ... More


Devendra Fadnavis

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Devendra Fadnavis, of the Bharatiya Janata Party, became the second-youngest chief minister of Maharashtra in 2014 at the age of 44. Belying expectations, he lasted a full five-year term in office ... More


Jyotiraditya Scindia

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Jyotiraditya Scindia, recently of the BJP, is a member of the Indian parliament’s upper house. He is the scion of Gwalior’s royal family and joined active politics with Congress party upon the ... More


Poonam Mahajan

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Poonam Mahajan is the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Youth Wing and MP from Mumbai North Central. Poonam is a firm believer in the importance of organization, especially a party’s ... More


Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, an Olympics silver medalist and former army officer who has served in counter-insurgency operations, is an unusual politician. He did not enter politics, either working ... More


Smriti Irani

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Smriti Irani is perhaps the most recognizable younger female leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), not only because of her past as a popular television actor but also because she is very ... More


Varun Gandhi

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Varun Gandhi, a scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, carries both the privilege and burden of being the nephew, grandson, and great-grandson of Indian prime ministers. Yet, he is in the BJP, where the ... More


The Third Front Experiments

Bidyut Chakrabarty

in FORGING POWER: Coalition Politics in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676761
eISBN:
9780199081554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676761.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the coalition experiments of the Third Front—political parties opposed to both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It traces the evolution of the Third Front and ... More


The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), 1999–2004 *

Bidyut Chakrabarty

in FORGING POWER: Coalition Politics in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676761
eISBN:
9780199081554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676761.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the dynamics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) that came into being in 1999. It discusses the significance of the NDA in the context of ... More


PII, Victimhood and “Nuclear Apartheid”

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

in Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786522
eISBN:
9780804788434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786522.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter turns to the contemporary period to show that PII and, specifically, victimhood matter today. It analyzes India's decision to declare nuclear weapons state status in 1998. It uses PII to ... More


Dismantling the ‘Congress System’

Julia M. Eckert

in The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics, and the Shiv Sena

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195660449
eISBN:
9780199082001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter investigates the expansion of the Shiv Sena into the Maharashtrian rural areas after the mid 1980s, and the socio-political context of the ‘Congress-system’. Inspired by the ideology of ... More


Modi Meets Mohandas

Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed

in A History of the Present: A Biography of Indian South Africans, 1990-2019

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199498017
eISBN:
9780199098798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498017.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the complex relationship between diaspora and citizenship. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi famously developed his tactic of satyagraha on South African soil, cementing a deep ... More


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