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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


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


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


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


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


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