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Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Rochana Bajpai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book is about group rights and liberal democracy in India. It presents the first systematic account of the structure of public reasoning over group rights in India. It critiques both liberal and ... More


Caste, Social Backwardness, and OBC Reservations (Mandal I and II)

Zoya Hasan

in Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076964
eISBN:
9780199080274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076964.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the extension of reservations to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and the rationale of reservation in relation to the debate over the desirability and feasibility of ... More


Introduction

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In India, the most important controversies in recent politics have centred around group rights. Do quotas for other backward classes detract from equality of opportunity or realize social justice? Do ... More


Social Justice and Quotas in Government Jobs for Other Backward Classes: The Mandal Debate, 1990

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter reconstructs arguments for and against the extension of employment quotas to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the 1990 Mandal debate, focusing on the concept of social justice. It ... More


Conclusion

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book has focused on two critical junctures in the history of the post-Independence Indian state: the late 1940s, which saw a centralization of power, and the late 1980s, which marked a ... More


Law and the Public Gaze: The Hindu Code Bill in the Public Sphere

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/9780198078944.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Family Law

An analysis of the debate on gender rights that encompassed the Hindu Code Bill in the 1940s and 1950s in the public sphere is presented in the fourth chapter. The conflict of a liberal feminist ... More


The Settlement and Administration of the South

Michael Hutt

in Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670608
eISBN:
9780199081806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670608.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter describes the development of an administration in southern Bhutan where Nepali migrants settled first in Samchi and Sibsu in its southwestern corner. The author details how the ... More


Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience

Granville Austin

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195656107
eISBN:
9780199080397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This is a history of the working of the Indian Constitution from 1950 to 1985, written for Indians and non-Indians — who are interested in India and in its constitutional experience. Because the ... More


Hunters and Gatherers of Historical Documents

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the absence of access to official documents, Indian researchers turned their attention to securing access to private papers held by formerly ruling families. While this produced a frantic search ... More


The Politics of “Unquestionable” Facts

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The tension between the demands of “unquestionable” facts and popular histories appealing to various social identities and their pasts forms the core of this chapter. The tension is illustrated ... More


Princes and the People

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0021
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Jamnalal’s expertise and his efforts to settle the conflict in the princely states in Rajasthan. It looks at his interest in his native Rajasthan, which was influenced by his ... More


From Equity to Preferential Equity

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes at great length the extension of reservations (quotas) to Other Backward Classes (OBCs), by far the most important and most controversial initiative during Arjun Singh’s second ... More


Tectonic Shifts

Deepak Kumar

in The Trishanku Nation: Memory, Self, and Society in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199461530
eISBN:
9780199086399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461530.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter delineates the dynamics of caste and communalism in the Indian society. It begins with a historical outline and explanation of these two social evils that have now grown to monstrous ... More


Himachal Pradesh

Govind Bhattacharjee

in Special Category States of India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460830
eISBN:
9780199086528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460830.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Himachal Pradesh which at independence was a conglomeration of some 30 princely states that merged into the Indian Union in 1948, had to struggle hard and long to attain full statehood. This chapter ... More


Uttarakhand

Govind Bhattacharjee

in Special Category States of India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460830
eISBN:
9780199086528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460830.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Uttarakhand comprises two regions – Garhwal and Kumaon which were independent kingdoms at constant loggerheads with each other till they were merged together by the British and made a part of the ... More


The Nehru–Liaquat Pact

Pallavi Raghavan

in Animosity at Bay: An Alternative History of the India-Pakistan Relationship, 1947-1952

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190087579
eISBN:
9780197520772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087579.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

In April 1950, Nehru and Liaquat Ali Khan met in New Delhi, and signed a declaration that their governments would protect the interests of minorities in both their countries. Both governments would ... More


No War Pact: ‘All Men of Good Will’?

Pallavi Raghavan

in Animosity at Bay: An Alternative History of the India-Pakistan Relationship, 1947-1952

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190087579
eISBN:
9780197520772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087579.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The No War Pact correspondence between Jawaharlal Nehru and Liaquat Ali Khan is interesting for several reasons: its timing, the personalities, the possibilities it seemed to offer for the ... More


The National Front (1989–1991)

Sanjay Ruparelia

in Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264918
eISBN:
9780190492175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264918.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explains the formation, performance and demise of the National Front, a minority coalition government that became the second non-Congress administration to capture national power, with ... More


A New Beginning

Arundhati C. Khandkar and Ashok C. Khandkar

in Swimming Upstream: Laxmanshastri Joshi and the Evolution of Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199495153
eISBN:
9780199098279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495153.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

After independence, Laxmanshastri re-joined the Indian Congress Party, earnestly canvassing for a democratic and egalitarian society. During this time, he was asked to lead the dedication of the ... More


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