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Understanding Popular Politics: Caste, Kinship and Factionalism among Yadavs in North India

LUCIA MICHELUTTI

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the rise of caste politics and the dynamics of Indian popular politics in the 1990s, specifically in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It shows how the interrelation between ... More


 Emulating Azariah: Evangelicals and Social Change in the Dangs

Aaron Sushil J.

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195308242
eISBN:
9780199867301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308242.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the effects of evangelical Christianity on Indian politics, and democracy in particular. It focuses on one underdeveloped area of Gujarat state: the Dangs, a largely ... More


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


Constitution and Its Institutions

Manjari Katju

in Political Science: Volume 2: Indian Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198084952
eISBN:
9780199082414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084952.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines research and writings about the Constitution and state institutions in India. It explains that while a large number of studies have focused on the politics of democratic ... More


Enter Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the role of Gandhi in connection to the Rowlatt Bills. It begins with the preparation of the Bills drafted by Sir Sidney Rowlatt, identifies some of its extraordinary features, ... More


Leader of the Congress

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Gandhi’s increased importance in Congress after he played an important role during the events of 1919. He was considered a revered Indian and a new force in the country’s ... More


The Political Self

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Cornelia Sorabji's political thinking had an important bearing on her life and work. The most distinguishing aspect of her political self was her implicit faith in the British Empire. In defending ... More


Indian Sacrifice in an Age of Progress

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how the diversity of Indian tribes was reflected in their different responses to the daunting transformation of their circumstances; for instance, by the turn of the twentieth ... More


Regime Change and Working a Coalition

Zoya Hasan

in Congress after Indira: Policy, Power, Political Change (1984-2009)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195685978
eISBN:
9780199082216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685978.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the regime change in the Congress in the 1990s. It suggests that the 1996 elections marked the end of the Congress epoch in Indian politics and explains that repeated electoral ... More


Conclusion: Key Insights and Further Research

Narayan Lakshman

in Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The concluding chapter discusses several of the main arguments and results that were presented in the previous chapters. It looks at their implications on the broader literature for pro-poor ... More


Colonial Politics and Constitutional Reform

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the prevailing politics in the West Indies including the constitutional reforms that were sought and attempted during British rule. At mid-century, the two dominant themes of ... More


The Moderate Era in Indian Politics

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195616187
eISBN:
9780199081370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195616187.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This work presents a Dadabhai Naoroji Memorial Prize Fund lecture to the general public. ‘The Moderate Era in Indian Politics’ was delivered under the auspices of the Prize Fund by Mr B.R. Nanda on ... More


Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This biography of Gopal Krishna Gokhale—one of the pre-eminent leaders of India during its struggle for independence—reassesses the Indian political scene during the last decades of the nineteenth ... More


The Janata Experiment, 1977–9

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/9780195676761.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the coalition experiment of the Janata Party in 1977 and evaluates its importance in the context of the regionalization of Indian politics. The Janata Party alliance exemplified ... More


Conclusion

Carey Anthony Watt

in Serving the Nation: Cultures of Service, Association and Citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195668025
eISBN:
9780199081905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195668025.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book has tried to show the significant connections between Indian social service practices and the wider world of ‘public politics’, nation-building, and nationalism in the first two decades of ... 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


In the Footsteps of Gandhi

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on Halide’s admiration for Mahatma Gandhi. As Gandhi’s best interpreter in Turkey, Halide wanted to study his ideas seriously, for he offered one of the ways for the West to ... More


Democracy in India: Of, By, and for Whom?

Sumanta Banerjee (ed.)

in Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The author argues that democracy can work in contradictory ways. It can help in bringing about socio-economic transformation towards equitable distribution. It can also be manipulated by vested ... More


One Conversations, Histories, and Politics

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the relationship between conversations, histories, and politics. It explores the politics of different caste groups while talking about the historic role of the villagers in ... More


Swami Ramdev: Modern Yoga Revolutionary

Stuart Ray Sarbacker

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Yogarishi Swami Ramdevji Maharaj, more commonly known as Swami Ramdev or Baba Ramdev, is a central figure in contemporary Indian spirituality and politics. Launched into celebrity status through a ... More


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