The Everyday State And Society In Modern India

✏Book Title : The Everyday State and Society in Modern India
✏Author : Christopher John Fuller
✏Publisher : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
✏Release Date : 2001-01
✏Pages : 221
✏ISBN : 1850654719
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Everyday State and Society in Modern India Book Summary : This work focuses on how the large, amorphous and impersonal Indian State affects the everyday lives of its citizens. It argues that state and society merge in the daily lives of most Indians, and the boundary between them is blurred and negotiable according to social context and position. The contibutors adopt the postion, contary to that of many others, that most Indians are able actively to comprehend and use the institutions of the state for their own purposes, rather than being merely its passive victims. Each chapter is based on empirical research and collectively they cover a wide range of anthropological and sociological material on modern India, from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in the north, Maharashtra in the west, West Bengal in the esat, and Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the south. The book examines issues such as riot control, the Emergency, corruption irrigation, rural activism and education.

✏Book Title : Citizenship Community and Democracy in India
✏Author : Oliver Godsmark
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2018-01-29
✏Pages : 204
✏ISBN : 9781351188210
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Citizenship Community and Democracy in India Book Summary : On 1 May 1960, Bombay Province was bifurcated into the two new provinces of Gujarat and Maharashtra, amidst scenes of great public fanfare and acclaim. This decision marked the culmination of a lengthy campaign for the creation of Samyukta (‘united’) Maharashtra in western India, which had first been raised by some Marathi speakers during the interwar years, and then persistently demanded by Marathi-speaking politicians ever since the mid-1940s. In the context of an impending independence, some of its proponents had envisaged Maharashtra as an autonomous domain encompassing a community of Marathi speakers, which would be constructed around exclusivist notions of belonging and majoritarian democratic frames. As a result, linguistic reorganisation was also quickly considered to be a threat, posing questions for others about the extent to which they belonged to this imagined space. This book delivers ground-breaking perspectives upon nascent conceptions and workings of citizenship and democracy during the colonial/postcolonial transition. It examines how processes of democratisation and provincialisation during the interwar years contributed to demands and concerns and offers a broadened and imaginative outlook on India’s partition. Drawing upon a novel body of archival research, the book ultimately suggests Pakistan might also be considered as just one paradigmatic example of a range of coterminous calls for regional autonomy and statehood, informed by a majoritarian democratic logic that had an extensive contemporary circulation. It will be of interest to academics in the fields of South Asian history in general and the Partition in particular as well as to those interested in British colonialism and postcolonial studies.

📒China India And Southeast Asia ✍ Edmund Terence Gomez

✏Book Title : China India and Southeast Asia
✏Author : Edmund Terence Gomez
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2018-12-07
✏Pages : 138
✏ISBN : 9781351214766
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏China India and Southeast Asia Book Summary : This volume studies the outcomes of the two-way flow of investments and people between China and India, and Southeast Asia. These cross-border flows have led to new settlements in Southeast Asia from which new outlooks have emerged among locally born generations that have given rise to new forms of solidarity and identification.The advent of new generations of ethnic Chinese and Indians in Southeast Asia, with no ties to China or India, has spawned important debates about identity shifts which have not been registered by government leaders in Southeast Asia, China and India, as reflected in policy statements and investment patterns. Identity changes are assessed in forms where they best manifest themselves: in social life and in business ventures forged, or unsuccessfully nurtured, through tie-ups involving foreign and domestic capital. A state-society distinction is employed to determine how the governments of these rapidly developing countries envision development, through state intervention as well as with the employment of highly entrepreneurial ethnic groups, and the outcomes of this on their societies and on their economies. The chapters were originally published as a special issue in The Round Table.

📒From Subjects To Citizens ✍ Taylor C. Sherman

✏Book Title : From Subjects to Citizens
✏Author : Taylor C. Sherman
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2014-03-06
✏Pages : 258
✏ISBN : 9781107064270
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏From Subjects to Citizens Book Summary : The book offers a fresh and timely perspective on the broader field of early postcolonial South Asian history.

✏Book Title : Governing Gender and Sexuality in Colonial India
✏Author : Jessica Hinchy
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2019-04-30
✏Pages : 312
✏ISBN : 9781108492553
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Governing Gender and Sexuality in Colonial India Book Summary : Examines the colonial and postcolonial governance of gender and sexuality through the history of transgender Hijras in north India.

✏Book Title : Bureaucracy Community and Influence in India
✏Author : William Gould
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2010-11-12
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781136926792
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Bureaucracy Community and Influence in India Book Summary : Offering a fresh approach to the issue of government and administrative corruption through 'everyday' citizen interactions with the state, this book explores changing discourses and practices of corruption in late colonial and early independent Uttar Pradesh, India. The author moves away from assumptions that the state can primarily be associated with the top levels of government, and looks at citizens' approaches to local level bureaucracies and police. The central argument of the book is that deeply 'institutionalised' corruption in India could only have come about through the exercise of particular long term customs of interaction between agencies of the state - government servants and police, and their interactions with local politicians. Because the social hierarchies that condition such interactions are complicated by individual and family connections to state employment, periods of traumatic state transformation lead to a reconfiguration in the meaning of corruption in the local state. Based on principal primary sources and extensive field interviews, this book will be of interest to academics working on political science and Indian and South Asian history.

📒The Long Partition And The Making Of Modern South Asia ✍ Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

✏Book Title : The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia
✏Author : Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2007-11-14
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9780231511018
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia Book Summary : Nation-states often shape the boundaries of historical enquiry, and thus silence the very histories that have sutured nations to territorial states. "India" and "Pakistan" were drawn onto maps in the midst of Partition's genocidal violence and one of the largest displacements of people in the twentieth century. Yet this historical specificity of decolonization on the very making of a nationalized cartography of modern South Asia has largely gone unexamined. In this remarkable study based on more than two years of ethnographic and archival research, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar argues that the combined interventions of the two postcolonial states were enormously important in shaping these massive displacements. She examines the long, contentious, and ambivalent process of drawing political boundaries and making distinct nation-states in the midst of this historic chaos. Zamindar crosses political and conceptual boundaries to bring together oral histories with north Indian Muslim families divided between the two cities of Delhi and Karachi with extensive archival research in previously unexamined Urdu newspapers and government records of India and Pakistan. She juxtaposes the experiences of ordinary people against the bureaucratic interventions of both postcolonial states to manage and control refugees and administer refugee property. As a result, she reveals the surprising history of the making of the western Indo-Pak border, one of the most highly surveillanced in the world, which came to be instituted in response to this refugee crisis, in order to construct national difference where it was the most blurred. In particular, Zamindar examines the "Muslim question" at the heart of Partition. From the margins and silences of national histories, she draws out the resistance, bewilderment, and marginalization of north Indian Muslims as they came to be pushed out and divided by both emergent nation-states. It is here that Zamindar asks us to stretch our understanding of "Partition violence" to include this long, and in some sense ongoing, bureaucratic violence of postcolonial nationhood, and to place Partition at the heart of a twentieth century of border-making and nation-state formation.

📒Lines Of The Nation ✍ Laura Bear

✏Book Title : Lines of the Nation
✏Author : Laura Bear
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2007-06-26
✏Pages : 360
✏ISBN : 9780231511513
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Lines of the Nation Book Summary : Lines of the Nation radically recasts the history of the Indian railways, which have long been regarded as vectors of modernity and economic prosperity. From the design of carriages to the architecture of stations, employment hierarchies, and the construction of employee housing, Laura Bear explores the new public spaces and social relationships created by the railway bureaucracy. She then traces their influence on the formation of contemporary Indian nationalism, personal sentiments, and popular memory. Her probing study challenges entrenched beliefs concerning the institutions of modernity and capitalism by showing that these rework older idioms of social distinction and are legitimized by forms of intimate, affective politics. Drawing on historical and ethnographic research in the company town at Kharagpur and at the Eastern Railway headquarters in Kolkata (Calcutta), Bear focuses on how political and domestic practices among workers became entangled with the moralities and archival technologies of the railway bureaucracy and illuminates the impact of this history today. The bureaucracy has played a pivotal role in the creation of idioms of family history, kinship, and ethics, and its special categorization of Anglo-Indian workers still resonates. Anglo-Indians were formed as a separate railway caste by Raj-era racial employment and housing policies, and other railway workers continue to see them as remnants of the colonial past and as a polluting influence. The experiences of Anglo-Indians, who are at the core of the ethnography, reveal the consequences of attempts to make political communities legitimate in family lines and sentiments. Their situation also compels us to rethink the importance of documentary practices and nationalism to all family histories and senses of relatedness. This interdisciplinary anthropological history throws new light not only on the imperial and national past of South Asia but also on the moral life of present technologies and economic institutions.

✏Book Title : Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism
✏Author : Katharine Adeney
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2007-04-11
✏Pages : 312
✏ISBN : 9781134239788
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism Book Summary : This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground for political-sociological analysis, especially in societies where religion is a very important source of collective identity. In South Asian societies religion can, and often has, provided legitimacy to both governments and those who oppose them. This book examines the emergence of the BJP and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. The collected authors take stock of the party's first full term in power, presiding over the diverse forces of the governing NDA coalition, and the 2004 elections. They assess the BJP's performance in relation to its stated goals, and more specifically how it has fared in a range of policy fields - centre-state relations, foreign policy, defence policies, the 'second generation' of economic reforms, initiatives to curb corruption and the fate of minorities. Explicitly linking the volume to literature on coalition politics, this book will be of great importance to students and researchers in the fields of South Asian studies and politics.

📒Manufacturing Citizenship ✍ Veronique Benei

✏Book Title : Manufacturing Citizenship
✏Author : Veronique Benei
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2007-04-11
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781134218370
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Manufacturing Citizenship Book Summary : In recent years citizenship has emerged as a very important topic in the sciences, mainly as a result of the effects of migration, population displacements and cultural heterogeneity. This book focuses on educational enterprise and how it affects national ambitions, cultural preferences and political trends. It also examines the major effects of globalisation, the large-scale movements of populations, and the impact this all has in terms of education and citizenship. With contributions from an array of international scholars including Etienne Balibar, and featuring various international case studies, Manufacturing Citizenship will be extremely interesting to the education academic community as well as many readers within cultural studies and politics.