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    Companion to Politics in India Student ed Edition (English, Paperback, Niraja Gopal Jayal, Pratap Bhanu Mehta)

    Companion to Politics in India Student ed Edition  (English, Paperback, Niraja Gopal Jayal, Pratap Bhanu Mehta)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS-NEW DELHI
    • ISBN: 9780198075929, 0198075928
    • Edition: Student ed, 2011
    • Pages: 620
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      This paperback edition with a new Preface is specially designed and priced for the student market. The thirty-eight essays provide every significant topic in the study of Indian politics by eminent experts. They address the links between Indian politics and institutions of the state, ideologies, political processes, social movements, identity politics, government policy, international affairs, and the academia.

      The success of India's democratic political system despite immense and multidimensional diversity and differences has been a subject of longstanding academic debate and analysis. In the last few decades, in an increasingly globalized and multicultural world, India has carved its position as a global economic and political power, and Indian polity and society have witnessed rapid transformation in terms of structure, processes, success, and failures. Grasping this swift and phenomenal change is a mammoth task, and The Oxford Companion to Politics in India is the best resource to capture the macro as well as micro view of Indian politics in a global world.

      Specially designed and priced to serve the needs of students and teachers of Indian politics, this unprecedented survey presents in one volume, thirty-eight essays on every theme of Indian politics written by experts in the field, and a substantial new Preface for the student readers. Clustered into eight sections, these essays address the links between Indian politics and institutions of the state, ideologies, political processes, social movements, identity politics, government policy, international affairs, and the academia. Weaving together historical narratives with fresh analyses, this volume provides an accessible yet deeply researched narrative of politics in modern India.

      Special Features

      • A new Preface by volume editors aimed at student readership.
      • In-depth explanations of every significant theme in Indian politics in a single volume.
      • Contributors are renowned international experts in their fields.
      • Topics examined in an accessible yet analytical manner.
      • Key reading for courses on Indian government and politics.
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      Book Details
      • Publication Year
        • 2011
      • Edition Type
        • Student
      • Table of Contents
          • List of Tables and Appendices
          • List of Abbreviations
          • Preface to the Paperback Edition
          • Niraja Gobal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta: Introduction

          Part I: The Institutional Setting

          1. Partha Chatterjee: The State
          2. Uday S. Mehta: Constitutionalism
          3. Vernon Hewitt and Shirin M. Rai: Parliament
          4. Subrata K. Mitra and Malte Pehl: Federalism
          5. James Manor: Local Governance
          7. Alistair McMillan: The Election Commission
          8. E. Sridharan: The Party System

          Part II: Social Cleavages, Identity and Politics

          9. John Harriss: Class and Politics
          10. Surinder S. Jodhka: Caste and Politics
          11. Amrita Basu: Gender and Politics
          12. Sanjib Baruah: Regionalism and Secession-ism
          13. Sunil Khilnani: Politics and National Identity
          14. Christophe Jaffrelot: The Hindu Nationalists and Power
          15. Bishnu N. Mohapatra: Minorities and Politics

          Part III: Political Processes: Yadav

          16. Zoya Hasan: Political Parties
          17. Stuart Corbridge: Politics and Culture
          18. Arun R. Swamy: Political Mobilization
          19. Ramachandra Guha: Political Leadership
          20. Anirudh Krishna: Local Politics

          Part IV: Ideological Contestations in Indian Politics

          21. Dudipta Kaviraj: Nationalism
          22. Neera Chandhoke: Secularism
          23. Yogendra Yadav: Representation
          24. Gopal Guru: Social Justice

          Part V: Social Movements and Civil Society

          25. Amita Baviskar: Social Movements
          26. Sudha Pai: Farmers' Movements
          27. Anupama Roy: The Women's Movement

          Part VI: Politics and Policy

          29. Devesh Kapur: Political Economy of the State
          30. Aseema Sinha: Business and Politics
          31. Dilip Mookherjee: Government Accountability
          32. Rahul Mukherji: The Political Economy of Reforms
          33. Atul Kohli: Politics and Redistribution
          34. Jean Dreze: Employment Guarantee and the Right to Work

          Part VII: India and The World

          35. Kanti Bajpai: India and the World
          36. Sumit Ganguly: Indian Defence Policy

          Part VIII: Ways of Looking at Indian Politics

          37. Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph: An Intellectual History of the Study of Indian Politics
          38. Steven I. Wilkinson: Data and the Study of Indian Politics
          Notes on Contributors
          Index

      Contributors
      • Authored By
        • Niraja Gopal Jayal, Pratap Bhanu Mehta
      University Books Details
      • Specialization
        • B.A(Political Science), Others, Others
      Dimensions
      • Width
        • 180 inch
      • Height
        • 0 inch
      • Weight
        • 900 g
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      Essential Reading

      For any student of the Indian political system, this is a perfect compendium of diverse viewpoints encompassing every significant factor related to our politics.

      The contributors including big names like Ramachandra Guha, Sunil Khilnani, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Christophe Jaffrelot cannot be missed at all.
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      Umesh Kesavan

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      20 Mar, 2012

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      excellent compilation

      This book is an excellent compilation of essays in one volume by eminent scholars in their respective fields.It is the resourceful compendium for understanding the dynamic nature of Indian Polity for all.Also, the book is highly helpful for the candidates appearing in the Civil Services Examination as it travels through the Indian Polity and Governance with great references to the scholars of Indian Politics.The book is quite useful for the political science students, scholars, teachers & for...
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      Sandeep Kamboj

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      Must for students and scholars in indian politics

      First of all thanks to Oxford for making this copy truely economical. The book is a collection of most relevant issues of politics in India. The papers are well written and referenced. The divisions give a wonderful overview of the concepts of Indian politics ranging from macro factors to local and micro factors. One can pick up things s/he needs and then go on searching for more references from the book!
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      Suman Nath

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      What a book!!!

      I wont kill the joy of reading this book by tagging its usefulness with respect to some examination. I just loved going though so many essays written by eminent scholars. The book has added so much to my understanding about the society and I would recommend it to anyone who has been reading on the topic but now wants something more. I wont recommend it to beginners as the writers seem to assume that the reader is well acquainted with the topics.

      I have particularly liked the essays of social...
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      Chakresh Singh

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      Very Good

      It is a good for a beginner and especially for those who are appearing for competitive exams and entrance exams of various prestigious universities in India.
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      worst.....

      worst product ever... booring... unnecessary details... like an alien...
      i dont want to think about this product....
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      Sunny Jain

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      Super!

      Most comprehensive book for understanding indian politics since independence.
      Great compilation by p.b .mehta. must read for ias aspirant .
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      Simply awesome

      Very useful for college (DU) and also for upsc
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      Value-for-money

      A good read..Had purchased it during my Civil Services preparation days some five years back....But read it now..
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      Mind-blowing purchase

      Good book
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