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Citizenship and Its Discontents An Indian History

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ISBN-10: 0674066847

ISBN-13: 9780674066847

Edition: 2013

Authors: Niraja Gopal Jayal

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At the founding of the nation in 1947, India adopted a progressive conception of citizenship. Unlike the mature democracies of the west, India began as a true republic of equals with a complex architecture of citizenship rights that was sensitive to the many hierarchies of Indian society. In a book sure to be controversial, Niraja Jayal considers how the civic ideals embodied in the constitution have been challenged by exclusions based on social and economic inequality, and sometimes also paradoxically undermined by the its own policies of inclusion.Citizenship and Its Discontents explores a century of contestations over citizenship from the colonial period to the present, analyzing…    
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

The Subject-Citizen: A Colonial Anomaly
Legal Citizenship and the Long Shadow of the Partition
Aspirational Citizenship: Migrants and Emigrants
Pedagogies of Duty, Protestations of Rights
The Unsocial Compact
Social Citizenship in Neoliberal Times
Genealogies of Mediated Citizenship
Passages from Backwardness to Citizenship
The Future of the Civic Community