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Introduction

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the extraordinary and unanticipated activism displayed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after coming to power in May 2014. It observes his extensive travels, his ... More


Modi and Moditva

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the life and political career of Narendra Modi, from his origins in Gujarat to his time with the Hindu nationalist organisation, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and his ... More


World Guru India

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses one of the most prominent aspects of Narendra Modi’s attempt to reinvent Indian foreign policy: his push to turn India into a ‘world guru’. It argues that this idea is deeply ... 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


Partisan Dreams, Fractured Homeland: Gujarati Diaspora Politics in America

Mona G. Mehta

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This essay explores the long-distance nationalism of the Gujarati diaspora in the United States, specifically its attempts to influence politics in the Gujarati homeland since 2002. Through an ... More


Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Ian Hall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Narendra Modi’s energetic personal diplomacy and promise to make India a ‘leading power’, made soon after his landslide election victory in May 2014, surprised many analysts. Most had predicted that ... More


Business-Friendly Gujarat Under Narendra Modi: The Implications of a New Political Economy

Christophe Jaffrelot

in Business and Politics in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912468
eISBN:
9780190912505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912468.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

In Gujarat, close relations between a robust business community, politicians and the bureaucracy crystallized at an early date and survived under the Nehruvian system. In the 1990s, Gujarat ... More


National Power and Regional Security

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the Modi government’s management of national security. It explores the role played by both inherited Hindu nationalist and newer understandings of India’s role as a potential ... More


Yoga Bodies and Bodies of Water: Solutions for Climate Change in India?

Christopher Patrick Miller

in That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190456023
eISBN:
9780190456054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190456023.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter analyzes the confluence of environmental politics, biopolitics, and the cultural role of yoga in India. It begins with an overview of India’s current economic development challenges and ... More


Prosperity and Connectivity

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the Modi government’s foreign economic policy, focusing especially on its reform agenda – including signature projects like ‘Make in India’ – and its relations with other South ... More


Foreign Policy Under Modi: Between Aspiration and Achievement

C. Raja Mohan

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Foreign policy has been one of the unexpected areas of focus for the Modi government. This chapter begins with a brief overview of Modi’s inheritance and principal contributions like departure from ... 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


Introduction

Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

In the Introduction, Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot elaborate on the unparalleled majoritarian turn of politics in India today, its present effects and future ... More


Agrarian Crisis, Changing Jat–Muslim Relations, and Everyday Communalism in Western Uttar Pradesh

Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar

in Everyday Communalism: Riots in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199466290
eISBN:
9780199095865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199466290.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the reasons underlying the revival of communalism in western UP in the 2000s, culminating in one of the most extremely violent riots in recent decades in UP in Muzaffarnagar and ... More


Nonalignment to Multialignment

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter outlines, by way of background, the evolution of Indian foreign and security policy after the country became independent in 1947. It discusses Jawaharlal Nehru’s dominance in the first ... More


Ideology, Identity, and the 2014 National Elections

Pradeep K. Chhibber and Rahul Verma

in Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190623876
eISBN:
9780190623913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623876.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The 2014 national elections were an ideological showdown between the main political parties with distinctly different visions offered to Indian voters. The BJP advocated a de-emphasis on statism and ... More


Sculpting the Saffron Body: Yoga, Hindutva, and the International Marketplace

Jyoti Puri

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Jyoti Puri examines Hindu nationalism’s traffic in a popular strand of yoga, one aimed at enhancing health and wellbeing, which has become popular in India and across the world, and while many ... 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


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


Lessons from the States and Looking Ahead

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/9780190236625.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This concluding chapter draws common lessons from the three case studies, discusses the latest developments in the states and their likely implications, and speculates on how the promise of a changed ... More


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