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Alexander Sikanda r

Phiroze Vasunia

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Sikandar (1941), an Indian film about Alexander the Great, and situates it within broader contexts of colonialism and nationalism. It considers how cinema's engagement with the ... More


The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Irfan Ahmad and Pralay Kanungo (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Electoral democracy combines the ideas and practices of warfare and welfare, where both work in tandem as near synonyms. India’s robust electoral democracy exemplifies this combination in diverse ... More


The Obama Doctrine’s Asian Pivot

Robert G. Kaufman

in Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Obama Doctrine’s emphasis on soft power, engagement, and American military retrenchment has fundamentally misread the dynamic of power in the world’s most important geopolitical region in the ... More


Winning over India

Jude Woodward

in The US vs China: Asia's new Cold War?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526121998
eISBN:
9781526128652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121998.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

India has the potential to prevent China becoming the unchallenged leader in Asia. Given that India has its own concerns about a resurgent China – including over unresolved border disputes, relations ... More


Introduction: Democracy and the Algebra of Warfare-Welfare

Irfan Ahmad

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The ‘Introduction’ proposes a framework to understand the truth behind, as opposed to mere reality of, democratic–electoral politics. Rather than viewing the understandings of politics as a function ... More


Democracy as Rumour: Media, Religion, and the 2014 Indian Elections

Irfan Ahmad

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Based on qualitative data from the coverage of the 2014 Indian elections by television channels and social media, this chapter demonstrates Schmittian politics by examining electoral–democratic ... More


Modi and the Spectre of Terrorism: Crafting the Hindutva Icon

Manisha Sethi

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Terrorism constituted an important element of the wider ensemble of ideas and images that Narendra Modi’s election campaign disseminated. It reiterated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s idea of India as, ... More


Gurus and the Hindu Nationalist Politics: The Baba Ramdev–BJP Partnership in the 2014 Elections

Pralay Kanungo

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Though Gurudom is diverse, Gurus and Hindu Nationalism have a shared world, promoting and patronizing each other. With the onset of the New Age mediatized Hinduism and the rising popularity of these ... More


Hindutva’s Reach Out to Muslims in the 2014 Elections: A Historical Analysis

Mohammad Reyaz

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

At the peak of the 2014 election campaign, Delhi was dotted with posters like ‘Na Doori Na Khaai, Modi Hamara Bhai’ (neither difference nor gap, Modi is our brother). These posters announcing ... More


On the Ground: The Unfolding of the 2014 General Election Campaign

Patrick French

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Based on a personal journey through states in south, west, and north India, starting from Bengaluru and ending with Banaras, this chapter examines popular and elite conceptions of electoral politics ... More


Unity in Diversity: Democracy and Manifestos in the 2014 Indian Elections

Irfan Ahmad

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyses the manifestos of three political parties: AAP, BJP, and the Congress. Paying attention to their texts and visual symbolism, it argues that there were more similarities than ... More


Introduction

Harsh V. Pant

in Indian foreign policy: An overview

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993368
eISBN:
9781526109859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993368.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides a brief historical overview of Indian foreign policy and lays out some central themes in the evolution of Indian foreign policy.


India

C. Christine Fair

in Comparative Grand Strategy: A Framework and Cases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840848
eISBN:
9780191876745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840848.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter maps the historic foundations of Indian grand strategy and the obstacles that have precluded the realization of a new one. First, it describes the elements of Nehru’s grand strategy, and ... More


Conclusion

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The book’s conclusion summarizes key findings and traces the transformation of urban and national politics in India in the wake of a series of high-profile corruption scandals, including corruption ... More


The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The book studies three Indian states that grew in excess of 8% per year for a decade in the twenty-first century: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat. Despite differences of geography, size, resource ... More


The Knowledge Barons of India

Mahesh K. Joshi and J.R. Klein

in Global Business

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827481
eISBN:
9780191866388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827481.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

India’s economic journey has seen many ups and downs since 3,500 BC. It has become the third largest economy in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) in purchasing power parity (PPP). It has the ... More


Introduction: Understanding the Growth Miracles of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explains the reasoning behind the choice of the states and summarizes the findings of the three state case studies. We chose Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat based on the criteria that ... More


Regionalism and the Rise of the Populist Far Right in India

Paul D. Kenny

in Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198807872
eISBN:
9780191845673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807872.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter addresses India’s more recent experience of populism at the national level. While India has avoided a return to authoritarianism since the Emergency, populism has been a recurrent ... More


Governance, Efficiency, and Effectiveness

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter shows that the use of modern technology and management principles in delivery of public services and several reforms including judicial reforms have improved transparency, accountability ... More


Lessons from the Gujarat Experience

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter summarizes several useful lessons for other states or regional economies in countries with federal structure minimizing the possible impact of non-comparable geophysical and human ... More


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