The Politics of India Since Independence

The Politics of India Since Independence

21 Rudolph and Rudolph , In Pursuit of Lakshmi , p . 22 . 22 Rudolph and Rudolph , In Pursuit of Lakshmi , p . 277 . 23 Rudolph and Rudolph , In Pursuit of Lakshmi , p . 280 . 24 Rudolph and Rudolph , In Pursuit of Lakshmi , pp .

Author: Paul R. Brass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521459702

Category: History

Page: 403

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A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the major political, cultural and economic changes in India during the past 45 years.
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Interpreting Politics

Interpreting Politics

Culture, Inequality, and the Conceptual Possibilities of In Pursuit of Lakshmi LEELA FERNANDES The political economy of the Indian state has undergone significant shifts in recent decades. Initial stages of economic reforms from the ...

Author: John Echeverri-Gent

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190991289

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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In careers that spanned six decades, Padma Bhushan award winners Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph elaborated seminal insights about Indian politics. The Rudolphs’ rigorous and remarkably empathetic study of India coupled with their extensive reading of social science theory served as the basis for their development of a broader interpretive mode of political analysis centered on the complex processes by which people construct meaning and motivation for political action. The eminent contributors to this volume pay tribute to the Rudolphs’ scholarship by examining its contributions to their own cutting-edge research as they advance the frontiers of the study of Indian politics and social science writ large. Their engaging essays analyze vital topics including how ‘situated knowledge’ shapes discourse, moral imagination, political strategies, and institutional change. They apply this interpretive approach to Indian politics to illuminate how the interaction of caste, class, gender, and religion has structured political mobilization, how changing social and political relations have affected education policy and civil–military relations, and how political leadership is forging the future of Indian politics.
Categories: Political Science

Grass in their Mouths The Upper Doab of India under the Company s Magna Charta 1793 1830

Grass in their Mouths  The Upper Doab of India under the Company s Magna Charta  1793 1830

The pursuit of Lakshmi at Merath12 The frictions between the unruly Gujar brotherhoods and the Company's British civil servants did not represent a straightforward two-way contest. What makes this controversy of the two styles of ...

Author: Dirk H.A. Kolff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004188020

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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The core of the book consists of superbly-detailed studies of how, on a frontier of colonial India, village leaders, Indian policemen and revenue officials, bankers and judges confronted, survived , or profited from the system imposed upon them in 1793.
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India s Revolutionary Inheritance

India s Revolutionary Inheritance

... and reflecting another particular interlocution with Bhagat Singh, that is, of the young martyr. 72 See Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph,s classic In Pursuit of Lakshmi: The Political Economy of the Indian State (Chicago, ...

Author: Chris Moffat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108750059

Category: History

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What do anti-colonial histories mean for politics in contemporary India? How can we understand a political terrain that appears crowded with the dead, heroic figures from past struggles who call the living to account and demand action? What role do these 'afterlives' play in the inauguration of new politics and the fashioning of possible futures? In this engaging and innovative analysis of anti-colonial afterlives in modern South Asia, Chris Moffat crafts a framework that takes the dead seriously - not as passive entities, ceremonially invoked, but as active interlocutors and instigators in the present. Focusing on the iconic revolutionary martyr Bhagat Singh (1907–1931), Moffat establishes the problem of inheritance as central to the forms and futures of democracy in this postcolonial polity. Tracing Bhagat Singh's revenant presence in India today, he demonstrates how living communities are animated by a sense of obligation, duty or debt to the dead.
Categories: History

Divided We Govern

Divided We Govern

Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, In Pursuit of Lakshmi: the political economy of the Indian state (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), p. 170. Limaye, Janata Party Experiment, p. 544.

Author: Sanjay Ruparelia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190613365

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Divided We Govern investigates the rise and fall of the broader parliamentary left in modern Indian democracy, and the dynamics of national coalition governments. Since the 1970s, socialist, communist and regional parties in India have sought to forge a progressive 'third force'. Most scholars typically dismiss its principal manifestations -- the Janata Party, National Front and United Front -- as inherently opportunistic coalitions of power-seeking politicians. Sanjay Ruparelia provides a fine-grained analytic narrative to challenge this prevailing wisdom. Employing a variety of methods and resources, including the rare confidential testimonies of key political actors, Ruparelia demonstrates how the politics of each governing coalition, despite their self-evident flaws and short-lived tenures, revealed the outlines of a distinctive national vision. His fresh analysis of the politics of coalition in India also yields wider theoretical insights. Most studies fail to question or explain how these multiparty governments actually functioned. Hence they overstate the stability of and polarity between multiple political motivations, Ruparelia contends, discounting internal party debates over whether to share power, with whom and to what extent, and how. In such circumstances, the strategies, tactics and choices of actors become especially significant. The pursuit of power in a highly regionalized federal parliamentary democracy such as India creates incentives to forge national coalition governments, yet paradoxically decreases their chances of surviving. Ultimately, the failure of socialists and communists to judge their real historical possibilities at key junctures led to the decline of the broader Indian left.
Categories: Political Science

The State

The State

See Lloyd I. Rudolf and Susanne Hoeber Rudolf , In Pursuit of Lakshmi : The Political Economy of the Indian State ( Chicago , Ill .: University of Chicago Press , 1987 ) . 131. Richard P. Taub , Bureaucrats Under Stress : Administrators ...

Author: John A. Hall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415086833

Category: Social Science

Page: 1792

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The state is one of the most important concepts in explaining the shape of modern life. It is also a concept surrounded with much dispute. What exactly is the state? How important is it in influencing personal conduct? Does it act impartially? What changes has it undergone? What are the varieties of state organization? These three volumes, edited by John Hall - one of the world's best respected commentators on the subject - provide scholars and students with a reliable and comprehensive guide to these questions. The volumes will be essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the state.
Categories: Social Science

The New International Politics of South Asia

The New International Politics of South Asia

It is not my intention to wade into the massive literature that has grown up about Indian federalism ; for a useful introduction see L. Rudolph and S. Rudolph , In Pursuit of Lakshmi : State - Society Relations in India , Chicago ...

Author: Vernon Hewitt

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719051223

Category: History

Page: 340

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Revised and substantially updated, The new international politics of South Asia argues that the politics of the individual states of South Asia cannot be understood without reference to the regional and international context. The author emphasises the need to consider rapid political, social and economic change in the context of debates over ethnic identity and changes within the international system following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Recent changes have opened up new opportunities for the region, but have also exposed specific weaknesses. The author discusses India’s evolving relationship with the international economic system, economic reforms in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as key issues such as the regional position on the NPT treaty, the Comprehensive Test Ban treaty, environmental issues, and the post-Cold War world order.
Categories: History

Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics

Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics

In Pursuit of Lakshmi:The Political Economy of the Indian State. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Rudolph, Lloyd and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph. “Redoing the Constitutional Design: From an and Centre Interventionist to a ...

Author: Paul R. Brass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134078585

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics examines key issues in politics of the five independent states of the South Asian region: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Written by experts in their respective areas, this Handbook introduces the reader to the politics of South Asia by presenting the prevailing agreements and disagreements in the literature. In the first two sections, the Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the modern political history of the states of the region and an overview of the independence movements in the former colonial states. The other sections focus on the political changes that have occurred in the postcolonial states since independence, as well as the successive political changes in Nepal during the same period, and the structure and functioning of the main governmental and non-governmental institutions, including the structure of the state itself (unitary or federal), political parties, the judiciary, and the military. Further, the contributors explore several aspects of the political process and political and economic change, especially issues of pluralism and national integration, political economy, corruption and criminalization of politics, radical and violent political movements, and the international politics of the region as a whole. This unique reference work provides a comprehensive survey of the state of the field and is an invaluable resource for students and academics interested in South Asian Studies, South Asian Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations.
Categories: Political Science

Labor Democratization and Development in India and Pakistan

Labor  Democratization and Development in India and Pakistan

Rudolph and Rudolph, In Pursuit of Lakshmi: The Political Economy of the Indian State, (Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1985), 260. Clifford Geertz, Agricultural Involution: The Process of Ecological Change in Indonesia, ...

Author: Assistant Professor Department of Political Science Christopher Candland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134089222

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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In this first comparative study of organized labor in India and Pakistan, the author analyses the impact and role of organized labor in democratization and development. The study provides a unique comparative history of Indian and Pakistani labor politics. It begins in the early twentieth century, when permanent unions first formed in the South Asian Subcontinent. Additionally, it offers an analysis of changes in conditions of work and terms of service in India and Pakistan and of organized labor’s response. The conclusions shed new light on the influence of organized labor in national politics, economic policy, economic welfare and at the workplace. It is demonstrated that the protection of workers has desirable outcomes not only for those workers covered but also for democratic practice and for economic development.
Categories: Political Science

Forging Power

Forging Power

49 L.I. Rudolph, and S.H. Rudolph, In Pursuit of Lakshmi: The Political Economy of The India State, Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 1987, 99. While making the same point more sharply, Kaviraj thus writes, 'Initially the federal structure ...

Author: Bidyut Chakrabarty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199087778

Category: Political Science

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This volume looks at the evolution of coalition politics in India, both at the national and provincial levels. It investigates the processes that led to coalition governments. It explores the formation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Janata Party experiment, and the Third Front experiments. The book highlights the growing importance of regional parties in national politics and argues that the very notion of representation in terms of ‘national’ and ‘local’ is being redefined in the context of the emerging significance of coalition politics. It also examines the role of cultural synergy and political expediency in coalition politics and discusses the inevitability of coalition government in India.
Categories: Political Science