Power and Contestation : India Since 1989

By (author) Menon, Nivedita; By (author) Nigam, Aditya

1989 marks the unraveling of India's 'Nehruvian Consensus' around the idea of a modern, secular nation with a self-reliant economy. Caste and religion have come to play major roles in national politics. Global economic integration has led to conflict between the state and dispossessed people, but processes of globalization have also enabled new spaces for political assertion, such as around sexuality. Older challenges to the idea of India continue from movements in Kashmir and the North-East, while Maoist insurgency has deepened its bases. In a world of American Empire, India as a nuclear power has abandoned non-alignment, a shift that is contested by voices within. "Power and Contestation" shows that the turbulence and turmoil of this period are signs of India's continued vibrancy and democracy. The book is an ideal introduction to the complex internal histories and external power relations of a major global player for the new century.

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  • 1. Introduction: The Conjuncture of the 1990s 2. Revolt of the Lower Castes 3. Hindutva: Politics of the Hindu Right 4. Nation Under Siege 5. Globalization I: Accelerated Development 6. Globalization II: The New Economy of Desire 7. Left and the Social Movements: Looking Towards the Future 8. India in the World

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書名 Power and Contestation : India Since 1989
著作者等 Nigam, Aditya
Menon, Nivedita
書名別名 India Since 1989
シリーズ名 Global History of the Present: From the Cold War to the War on Terror v. 9
出版元 Zed Books Ltd.
刊行年月 2007.10.29
ページ数 240p
大きさ H215 x W135
ISBN 9781842778142
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス