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Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Rina Verma Williams

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book explores the postcolonial state in India in a longitudinal perspective. It concentrates on the religious legal system of personal laws in India. These laws are a prime example of continuity ... More


Refugees to Citizens, Tibetans, and the State

in Immigrant Ambassadors: Citizenship and Belonging in the Tibetan Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760171
eISBN:
9780804776318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760171.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter starts by presenting the story of the flight of Ugyen Trinley Dorjee, the Karmapa, from Tibet to India and the subsequent problems his status as a refugee posed for the Indian ... More


Reform and Codification of Hindu Personal Law: The Hindu Code Bills, 1948–57

Rina Verma Williams

in Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter investigates the Indian government policy on the personal laws in the period immediately following independence in 1947. It is noted that Indian government policies on the personal laws ... More


Introduction

Rina Verma Williams

in Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The role of law in the constitution of modern state power becomes especially significant, as both the institutions of the state and the law(s) it enforces were certainly developed in a dialectical ... More


Capital, the State, and Trade Union Rights

Rohini Hensman

in Workers, Unions, and Global Capitalism: Lessons from India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148009
eISBN:
9780231519564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148009.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks at the trade union movement in India against the background of the worldwide labor movement, examining in particular its relationship with the state. It argues that globalization ... More


Educating the British

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0036
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s visit to England to canvass support for his Education Bill. It also describes his speech about the inevitability of Indian self-government. Lord Crewe, who was the ... More


Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Suparna Gooptu

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book presents the biography of Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954), the first woman to study law at Oxford. A Parsee and daughter of a converted Christian, Cornelia was among the early Indian women to ... More


Opportunity Knocks at the Door

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes how at a time of fiscal austerity when funds had to be curtailed even for ongoing programmes an unexpected opportunity arose to operationalize the new strategy for ... More


Clarity of Purpose and Task

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The civil service has two broad functions—to make policy in pursuance of objectives specified by the political leadership and to implement that policy. Over time, however, these two broad functions ... More


Introduction

Anne O. Krueger (ed.)

in Economic Policy Reforms and the Indian Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226454528
eISBN:
9780226454542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454542.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The low growth rate in India persisted into the 1970s despite its government's continuing rhetoric that a central goal of policy was to reach enhanced living standards for the majority of the people. ... More


Getting Started: Education and Race

Robert L. Tignor

in W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202617
eISBN:
9780691204246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202617.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses W. Arthur Lewis's early years growing up in the West Indies and studying and teaching in Great Britain, which left a deep imprint on him and shaped personality traits and ... More


Chief Ministers: An Endangered Species? 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/9780195678291.003.0050
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses whether chief ministers are an endangered species – a tribe subject to pressures from their central leadership as well as the Indian government. The chief minister, even at the ... More


Ganga Descends from Heaven

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the ordeal in securing final approvals of the Government for DPEP because of the disagreement between the Union Department of Education and Finance Ministry over the terms of ... More


Capturing Institutional Change: The Case of the Right to Information Act in India

Himanshu Jha

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190124786
eISBN:
9780190991234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124786.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics, Asian Politics

Institutions are norms that undergird organizations and are reflected in laws and practices. Scholars point towards the ‘stickiness’ of institutions as stubbornly persisting on the historical ... More


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