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The Indian Political System

The Indian Political System

  • Mahendra Prasad Singh
  • Subhendu Ranjan Raj
  • Author: Mahendra Prasad Singh
    • ISBN:9788131761243
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    • Price: Rs. 265.00
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    • Pages:336
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    Any discussion on India's politics has to grapple with the many mind-boggling facets that emerge from its constitutional-institutional structure and the dynamics of its local identities. In this light, The Indian Political System lucidly explains the many complexities of the political system in India, and carefully covers all the essential themes within this subject.

    The book begins by explaining the various ideological perspectives underlying the Indian state and various facets of social and institutional power structures. This is followed by exhaustive discussions on the Indian Constitution, on secularism and communalism, and on strategies of development. An important section of the book is devoted to the examination of the various movements that have played a crucial role in shaping Indian politics. Both the fundamentals of and the evolving pressures and demands on the Indian State are explained through these chapters. Another section compares the Indian political system with those of Canada, United Kingdoms, and China. Various aspects such as federalism and human rights have been discussed clearly and comprehensively in this section.

    The Indian Political System will provide undergraduate students of political science with an enriching, holistic and yet clear insight into Indian politics.

    Table of Content

  • Preface
    1. Indian Politics and Nature of the State in India: Liberal, Marxist and Gandhian Approaches
    2. The Indian National Movement: Ideological Discourse and Political Legacies
    3. Institutional Power Structures in India: Caste, Class and Patriarchy
    4. Social Structure and Indian Democracy
    5. Indian Constitution: Design and Institutional Functioning
    6. Secularism and Communalism in Indian Politics: Dialectics and Dilemmas
    7. Strategies of Development in India Since Independence
    8. Workers’ Issues in India
    9. Peasants in Independent India: Concepts and Issues
    10. Women’s Movements in India
    11. India’s Environmental Policy
    12. Environmental Movements in India
    1. Canadian Federalism: Structure and Evolution
    2. India and Britain: A Comparative Study of Party Systems
    3. India and China: A Comparative Study of Human Rights
  • About the Editors and Contributors
  • Index
  • Salient Features

    • Simple and student friendly language used
    • A separate section on Comparative Politics
    • Accessible explanation to theories and political realities
    • Plenty of examples from across the world
    • Updated to recent times
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