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Reinventing India Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0745620779

ISBN-13: 9780745620770

Edition: 2000

Authors: Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss

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When India was invented as a "modern" country in the years after Independence in 1947 it styled itself as a secular, federal, democratic Republic committed to an ideology of development. Nehru's India neverquite fulfilled this promise, but more recently his vision of India has been challenged by two "revolts of the elites": those of economic liberalization and Hindu nationalism. These revolts have been challenged, in turn, by various movements, including those of India's "Backward Classes". These movements have exploited the democratic spaces of India both to challenge for power and to contest prevailing accounts of politics, the state and modernity.Reinventing India offers an analytical…    
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Book details

List price: $38.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 12/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.08" long x 1.05" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Map 1 Territorial growth of the East India Company, to 1843
Map 2 Contemporary India
The Invention of Modern India
The Light of Asia? India in 1947
`Sovereign, Democratic, Federal, Socialist, Secular': the Invention of Modern India
Contesting Modernity
The `Tall Men' and the `Third way': Nehru, Patel and the Building of Modern India
Jealous Populism, Crises and Instability: Indira's India
Drifting Towards Catastrophe: The Powerlessness of the Congress
`Elite Revolts': Reforming and Reinventing India in the 1990s
The Reinvention of India
The Dialectics of Reform: the State and Economic Liberalization
The Guilty men? Militant Hinduism and the Politics of Anti-Secularism
Transfers of Power? Subaltern Politics, Sites of Empowerment and the Reshaping of India's Democracy