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Tribal Law and Its Breaches

S.C. Dube

in The Kamar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on the laws being upheld by the Kamar society and its possible breaches. It observes that the present tribal administrative system of the Kamars is similar to the British ... More


Regimes of Legality: Ethnography of Criminal Cases in South Asia

Daniela Berti and Devika Bordia (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199456741
eISBN:
9780199085477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199456741.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

An anthropological study on judicial practices in South Asia, this volume takes criminal cases as frameworks to examine power dynamics within a legal setting. Case studies in this book analyse a set ... More


Structural Legacy, Inefficacy, and Weakening Social Securities: A Study of NREGS in a Panchayat in Odisha

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) boasts an impressive economic growth and a high per capita net availability of food grains, along with a high incidence of undernourishment. Paradoxically, Odisha is ... More


Commons' Policy as Practice: The State of Rajasthan (1955–95)

Rita Brara

in Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Commons in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673012
eISBN:
9780199081813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673012.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that the act of translating what were conventionally identified as village pastoral lands in 1947 into a legal, written record in 1955 resulted in distortions that militated ... More


Cultures of Policing: Panchayat-Police Practices and the Making of a Criminal Case

Devika Bordia

in Regimes of Legality: Ethnography of Criminal Cases in South Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199456741
eISBN:
9780199085477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199456741.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Drawing of fieldwork conducted at the police station and during panchayat meetings in the Bhil and Girassia tribal regions of southern Rajasthan, this chapter presents the case of a woman who was ... More


Inclusive Governance for Inclusive Development: The History, Politics, and Economics of Panchayat Raj

Mani Shankar Aiyar

in Is Decentralization Good For Development?: Perspectives from Academics and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198737506
eISBN:
9780191800894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737506.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter assesses rural local self-government (panchayat raj) in India. It provides an overview of the competing visions and philosophies on (local) democracy of leading figures like Gandhi, ... More


Reform Proponents: Contrasting Effects of Educational Decentralization and Community Participation

Manisha Priyam

in Contested Politics of Educational Reform in India: Aligning Opportunities with Interests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198098874
eISBN:
9780199085217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098874.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The literature on education reforms suggests that bolstering the demand side can provide an effective counter to the collective power of organized actors. Community participation and school ... More


Drinking Water Supply

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan (eds)

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199472475
eISBN:
9780199089857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472475.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses specifically on drinking water supply, which is divided into national, state, rural, and urban areas given the multiplicity of relevant instruments. The first section focuses on ... More


Ramarajya: Gandhi’s Model of Governance

Koneru Ramakrishna Rao

in Gandhi's Dharma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477548
eISBN:
9780199090921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477548.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Gandhi’s vision of governance. The Mahatma envisioned the ideal form of governance as Ramarajya. By Ramarajya, Gandhi meant a form of government which involves the empowerment ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Shah Dynasty

Anne T. Mocko

in Demoting Vishnu: Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275211
eISBN:
9780190275242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275211.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explains history of the major phases of the Shah dynasty, from the political unification of Nepal in the eighteenth century through the departure of Gyanendra Shah from the palace in ... More


The Parsi Leader

Jesse S. Palsetia

in Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay: Partnership and Public Culture in Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199459216
eISBN:
9780199086337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199459216.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines Jejeebhoy’s role and reputation among the Parsis of Bombay and India. The corollary of Jejeebhoy’s public role was that he was also a leader of the Parsis and a representative ... More


Sanitation in Rural Areas: National and State-Level Instruments

Philippe Cullet and Lovleen Bhullar (eds)

in Sanitation Law and Policy in India: An Introduction to Basic Instruments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199456703
eISBN:
9780199085453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199456703.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter includes excerpts from a variety of legal and policy instruments specifically dealing with sanitation in rural areas, at the Union and state level. The first section includes excerpts ... More


Collective Dilemmas and Collective Pursuits: Community Management of Van Panchayats

Satyajit Singh

in The Local in Governance: Politics, Decentralization, and Environment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199468966
eISBN:
9780199087327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468966.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Environmental Politics

In the analysis of the institution of the van panchayats, I focus on the working of a van panchayat in a village in Kumaon. A micro study on the functioning of this institution and the conflicting ... More


Swaraj and Swadeshi as Political Dharma

Koneru Ramakrishna Rao

in Gandhi's Dharma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477548
eISBN:
9780199090921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477548.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Gandhi’s political philosophy. Swaraj (self-governance) and swadeshi are central concepts here. Gandhi practised the politics of non-violence. He showed us how to link ... More


‘The Devil’s Court!’: The Trial of ‘Katta Panchayat’ in Tamil Nadu

Zoé E. Headley

in Regimes of Legality: Ethnography of Criminal Cases in South Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199456741
eISBN:
9780199085477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199456741.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines a bitter encounter that has been taking place over the last decade between the Indian judiciary and caste panchayats. This encounter has taken the form of a trial, both literal ... More


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