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The Obligations of Power

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The idea of trusteeship in international society originates in late 18th century British India. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the emergence of trusteeship as a justification of political ... More


Basic Telecom Services in India: From Monopoly to Oligopoly

Varadharajan Sridhar

in The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075530
eISBN:
9780199081042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075530.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the specific characteristics of basic telecom services with their unique cost structure, tariff regulation, and their universal service obligations. India embarked on the ... More


Accession to India

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/9780198074083.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter presents extracts from the British Cabinet Mission’s statement on 16 May 1946; the Cabinet Mission’s memorandum on Indian states, treaties, and paramountcy; the Indian Independence Act ... More


Reading and Writing the Law: Macaulay in India

Michael Hancher

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0089
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

On 5 February 1835, Thomas Babington Macaulay prepared a memorandum or ‘minute’ for the governor general of India, Lord William Bentinck, in which he interpreted aspects of 53 Geo. III c. 155 (1813), ... More


Mapping Citizenship in India

Anupama Roy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066743
eISBN:
9780199080069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066743.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This study contributes to the ongoing debate on the theory of citizenship. It traces the Citizenship Act of India, 1955 — from its inception, through various amendments (1986, 2003, and 2005), its ... More


In Power in the Provinces 1935–1939

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/9780195627985.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the situation after the Civil Disobedience Movement; the Government of India Act; Indian reactions to the new Act; provincial elections and the formation of ministries; the ... More


Provincial Autonomy and Its (Anti)Colonial Limits, 1935–8*

Arvind Elangovan

in Norms and Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491445
eISBN:
9780199097845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491445.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter revisits a pivotal moment in Indian constitutional history, namely, the implementation of the Government of India Act, 1935. In particular, it highlights a hitherto unknown aspect of ... More


The First General Elections: The Political and the Bureaucratic

Ujjwal Kumar Singh and Anupama Roy

in Election Commission of India: Institutionalising Democratic Uncertainties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199494255
eISBN:
9780199096978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494255.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The first general election in India (1951–52), according to Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen, was an ‘act of faith’, referring to the formidable task of holding the first general elections in ... More


Rau’s Constitutional Solutions to the Political Conundrum

Arvind Elangovan

in Norms and Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491445
eISBN:
9780199097845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491445.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1945, Viceroy Wavell requested Rau to return to the Reforms Office and help the process of transitioning power from Britain to India. Aware and working with the knowledge of the political problems ... More


Constitutional Reforms and the Sikhs

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter centres on the constitutional reforms and the response of the Sikhs to these reforms. The first section reveals that the Sikhs were the least responsive of the Punjabis towards the ... More


Statute and Custom in Water Law

David Gilmartin

in Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Conflicting British ideas on the relationship between community and water control were played out in the distinction between statute and custom in water law. The principles of productive efficiency ... More


Chief Recruitment Agency in India: The Union Public Service Commission

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India: The Higher Civil Service

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683769
eISBN:
9780199080373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683769.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the role of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as the chief recruitment agency for the civil service sector in India. It discusses the history of the UPSC and evaluates ... More


The Administrator (as) Anthropologist: Reinventing Tribal Chiefs as Indian Princes in J.P. Mills’s 1926–7 Tour Diary, Report, and Proposals

Angma Dey Jhala

in An Endangered History: Indigeneity, Religion, and Politics on the Borders of India, Burma, and Bangladesh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493081
eISBN:
9780199096909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493081.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter addresses the ways in which early twentieth century anthropological ideas were applied to administrative policy, particularly the traditional leadership of the three circle chiefs in the ... More


The Colonial Context: (1849–1919)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The British evolved an elaborate administrative structure to ensure peace and order for exploiting the material and human resources of the Punjab. The new means of communication and transportation ... More


Hindu–Muslim Unity

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed

in Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199450466
eISBN:
9780199082902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450466.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

As part of a pact signed by Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin in 1931, political prisoners were released and Gandhi attended the Round Table Conference. The British Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, ... More


President's Rule 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0052
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides a discussion on Indira Gandhi return to power in January 1980 and the new political climate that began when she set about planting favourites in key places to perform hatchet ... More


The Specialists in the Higher Civil Service

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India: The Higher Civil Service

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683769
eISBN:
9780199080373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683769.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the so-called specialists in the Indian Civil Service (ICS). The civil service in India has been a generalist one before it was challenged with the passage of the Government of ... More


Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand?

V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467051
eISBN:
9780199087167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The central message of this book can be summarized in one sentence: It is still important to create adequate demand for education, especially from certain sections of society, along with improvements ... More


The Fight for Federation

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0020
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The Third Round Table Conference takes place and progress is made towards a scheme for a federation. Sir William pays tribute to Sir Mirza Ismail’s judgement and expresses hopes in the press that the ... More


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