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Politics and the State in India - Paperback , English

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Examining the processes of state formation and consolidation, and the erosion of the post-colonial state, this book highlights three themes: the constraints of modernization; the contradictory logic of modernization vis-a-vis assertive political identities; and the politics of the governed and the battle for equal status at the level of the state. It sees the present crisis of the Indian state as a direct result of the post-colonial state's inability to grapple with the social and multicultural realities of the Indian polity, thus making way for various religious, caste and regional frictions to surface...

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Sold BySAGE Publications India
AuthorZoya Hasan
ImprintSAGE India
ISBN-139780761993995
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages384
Publication Date2000-7-1
Publication Year2000
CategoryGovernment & Governance,Citizenship Studies,Modern State in India,constraints of modernization,contradictory logic of modernization

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Examining the processes of state formation and consolidation, and the erosion of the post-colonial state, this book highlights three themes: the constraints of modernization; the contradictory logic of modernization vis-a-vis assertive political identities; and the politics of the governed and the battle for equal status at the level of the state. It sees the present crisis of the Indian state as a direct result of the post-colonial state's inability to grapple with the social and multicultural realities of the Indian polity, thus making way for various religious, caste and regional frictions to surface.

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