Contemporary India

Globalisation, Hindutva and Mandal agitation have transformed India's social landscape over the past few years.


Author: Satish Deshpande


ISBN: STANFORD:36105115129764

Category: India

Page: 213

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Globalisation, Hindutva and Mandal agitation have transformed India's social landscape over the past few years. Re-examining the country in the light of these effects, the author questions why, in some respects, the country is so keen to modernise, yet remain in the past on other issues.

Land Acquisition and Resource Development in Contemporary India

'People and Public Sphere in India'. Social Change 39(2): 270–280. ———. 2017. 'Political Economy of Land Acquisition and Resource Development in India'. In India's Contemporary Political Economy, ed. R. Nagraj and M. Sripad, 279–306.


Author: Shashi Ratnaker Singh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108851282

Category: Political Science


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This book derives from research and fieldwork in the rural and tribal hinterland of India, particularly in the mineral rich states. It looks at the nuances of land and resource politics and summarizes the long-standing land acquisition and mining debate. It discusses the relevant theoretical arguments from inter-disciplinary perspectives and develops an argument through the case study of Singrauli, a region in Madhya Pradesh in India, that has seen various 'regimes of dispossession' in the last six decades in India. It looks at the legal and policy arguments around right to property, 'fair' compensation, public purpose and the resource curse debate, and at contested 'spaces' (left wing extremism) and resource-capital relationships.

Contemporary Indian Art

Contributed articles; includes reproduction of works of some Indian artists.


Author: Marg Publications


ISBN: UOM:39015058870471

Category: Art

Page: 131

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Contributed articles; includes reproduction of works of some Indian artists.

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

Far from being hapless victims of modern political and economic processes, adivasis are subject-citizens of the Indian ... But when we ask ourselves what is most distinctive about adivasi politics in contemporary India, it may be most ...


Author: Knut A. Jacobsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317403579

Category: Social Science

Page: 506

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India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians have for centuries exchanged ideas with other cultures globally and some traditions have been transformed in those transnational and transcultural encounters and become successful innovations with an extraordinary global popularity. India is an emerging global power in terms of economy, but in spite of India’s impressive economic growth over the last decades, some of the most serious problems of Indian society such as poverty, repression of women, inequality both in terms of living conditions and of opportunities such as access to education, employment, and the economic resources of the state persist and do not seem to go away. This Handbook contains chapters by the field’s foremost scholars dealing with fundamental issues in India’s current cultural and social transformation and concentrates on India as it emerged after the economic reforms and the new economic policy of the 1980s and 1990s and as it develops in the twenty-first century. Following an introduction by the editor, the book is divided into five parts: Part I: Foundation Part II: India and the world Part III: Society, class, caste and gender Part IV: Religion and diversity Part V: Cultural change and innovations Exploring the cultural changes and innovations relating a number of contexts in contemporary India, this Handbook is essential reading for students and scholars interested in Indian and South Asian culture, politics and society.

Scripting Dance in Contemporary India

As a style or form, “contemporary Indian dance,” according to Kethu Katrak, involves the work of dancers “who create a hybrid form with traditional Indian dance and other movement vocabularies” and present “cutting edge themes of gender ...


Author: Maratt Mythili Anoop

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498505529

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

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As stories of Indian dance’s renaissance span almost a full century, there has emerged a globally dispersed community of Indian dancers, scholars and audiences who are deeply committed to keeping these traditions alive and experimenting with traditional dance languages to grapple with contemporary themes and issues. Scripting Dance in Contemporary India is an edited volume that contributes to this field of Indian dance studies. The book engages with multiple dance forms of India and their representations. The contributions are eclectic, including writings by both scholars and performers who share their experiential knowledge. There are four sections in the book – section I titled, “Representations’ has three chapters that deal with textual representations and illustrations of dance and dancers, and the significance of those representations in the present. Section II titled, “Histories in Process” consists of two chapters that engage with the historiographies of dance forms and suggest that histories are narratives that are continually created. In the third section, “Negotiations”, the four chapters address the different ways in which dance is embedded in society, and the different ways in which the aesthetics of a form has to negotiate with social, economic and political imperatives. The final section, “Other Voices/ Other Bodies” brings voices which are outside the mainstream of dance as ‘serious’ art.

Contemporary India

A broad-ranging introduction to politics and society in India, set in a historical and cultural context.


Author: Katharine Adeney

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230364332

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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A broad-ranging introduction to politics and society in India, set in a historical and cultural context. Written by two expert authors it assumes no prior knowledge but aims to provide a balanced and nuanced understanding of the key issues that have faced India since independence and the challenges it confronts in the 21st century.

Dalit Politics in Contemporary India

The Saffron Wave: Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in Modern India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Hardiman, David. 2003. Gandhi in His Times and Ours: The Global Legacy of His Ideas. New York: Columbia University Press.


Author: Sambaiah Gundimeda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317381044

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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This book is a ground-breaking intervention on Dalit politics in India. Challenging received ideas, it uses a comparative framework to understand Dalit mobilisations for political power, social equality and justice. The monograph traces the emergence of Dalit consciousness and its different strands in north and south India — from colonial to contemporary times — and interrogates key notions and events. These include: the debate regarding core themes such as the Hindu–Muslim cleavage in the north and caste in the south; the extent to which Dalits and other backward castes (OBC) base their anti-Brahminism on similar ideologies; and why Dalits in Uttar Pradesh (north India) succeeded in gaining power while they did not do so in the region of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh (south India), where Dalit consciousness is more evolved. Drawing on archival material, fieldwork and case studies, this volume puts forward an insightful and incisive analysis. It will be of great interest to researchers and scholars of Dalit studies and social exclusion, Indian politics and sociology.

Educational Regimes in Contemporary India

'Power and Mobilization: Patterns of Resilience and Change in Uttar Pradesh Politics', in Francine Frankel and M.S.A. Rao (eds) Dominance and State Power in Modern India: Decline of a Social Order, pp. 133–203.


Author: Radhika Chopra

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9789352805334

Category: Education

Page: 346

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The commonsense understanding of `education` rests on the assumption that it has a straightforward positive value. In practice education is profoundly ambiguous in its effects. By focusing on `educational regimes`—and thereby locating values in a broad political terrain encompassing global, national and local contexts—this collection of original essays addresses numerous crucial issues. These include: whether educational regimes relate to other facets of contemporary India society; the extent to which they facilitate the values and ideals enshrined in the Constitution and in policy goals; and the implications of the differential impact of educational regimes on different social groups in India.

Contemporary India and Its Burning Problems

Communalism is a modern phenomenon . It is the legacy of the British rule . It is also true that the conflict between Hindus and Muslims can be traced even centuries before the arrival of the British in India .


Author: S. S. Agarwalla

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 8170995752

Category: India

Page: 136

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State Politics In Contemporary India

... Charan Singh wrote his last letter on the land tax issue to the then Home Minister of the Government of India, ... of Indian planning efforts and of the desirable future social order, which involved the goal of creating a modern ...


Author: John R Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000313062

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

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This volume grew out of a panel on Indian state politics presented at the thirty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 1984. Brass, Kohli, Manor and Wood gave papers and Church served as discussant; subsequently, Blair, who chaired the panel, and Lele and Varkey generously offered to participate as well. All of the papers were revised and edited speedily in order to take advantage of Westview Press' rapid publication and distribution through the Replica Edition process.

The Politics of the Poor in Contemporary India

Brazilian Women Speak: Contemporary Life Stories. London and New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Patel, S. 1952. Agricultural Labourers in Modern India and Pakistan. Bombay: Current Book House.


Author: Indrajit Roy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107117181

Category: Political Science


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"Analyses the ways in which the poor engage with politics, highlighting the often contradictory and entangled means by which they advance their claims"--

Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond

Times of India, 7 January. Dhavan, Rajeev. 2006. 'Limits of Free Speech'. Times of India, 16 February. . 2008. Publish and Be Damned: Censorship and Intolerance in India. New Delhi: Tulika Books. Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. 2007.


Author: Uwe Skoda

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783083404

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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‘Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond’ contains a collection of lucid, empirically grounded articles that explore and analyse the structures, agents and practices of social inclusion and exclusion in contemporary India and beyond. The volume combines a broad range of approaches to challenge narrow conceptualisations of social inclusion and exclusion in terms of singular factors such as caste, policy or the economy. This collaborative endeavour and cross-disciplinary approach, which brings together younger and more established scholars, facilitates a deeper understanding of complex social and political processes in contemporary India.

Contemporary Women s Writing in India

The idea of the nation by which India constructed itself has been explored variously by a wide variety of thinkers, ... movements based on modern British culture including English education and contemporary forms of statecraft, ...


Author: Varun Gulati

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498502115

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Contemporary Women's Writing in India offers refreshing and comprehensive literary voices that address a broad range of issues in contemporary women’s writing in India.

Deleuzian and Guattarian Approaches to Contemporary Communication Cultures in India

The Indian Express. https://indianexpress. ... Qrius. Accessed 16 December 2018. ... Historic campaign.


Author: Gopalan Ravindran

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811521409

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This book sheds new light on Indian communication cultures and the critical philosophical trajectories of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. It explores issues such as contemporary communication cultures in India, nationalism, subjectivities, negotiating and protesting bodies, music on social media, children on reality television, and the materialities of Indian films. The book provides a balance between issues of communication from a philosophical perspective and issues of philosophy from a communication perspective in the Indian context. This engaging examination of two modes of thought is an important resource for anyone interested in communication studies, modern philosophy, cultural and media studies.

Culture and the Making of Identity in Contemporary India

Indian achievements in other areas like shipbuilding and modern warfare are also described to make a case for the existence of science and technology in India. Paraphrasing the views of historians Romila Thapar and A. Rahman, ...


Author: Kamala Ganesh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933816

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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This collection of 17 original essays, provides insights into the many ways in which the interrelated issues of culture, identity and `Indianness' are expressed in contemporary times. The contributors map and evaluate the developments in their respective fields over the past 50 years and cover the topics of art, music, theatre, literature, philosophy, science, history and feminism.

Contemporary India

Contemporary India, a quarterly publication, is the torch-bearer of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, an institution known all over for its objective of promoting high standards of historical research. With multi-disciplinary focus ...




ISBN: UOM:39015079676451

Category: India


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Contemporary Indian English

English in contemporary India. Asian/Pacific Book Development 33(2): 5—7. Bhatia, Tej K. 2000. Advertising in Rural India. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.


Author: Andreas Sedlatschek

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027290120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

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Contemporary Indian English: Variation and Change offers the first comprehensive description of Indian English and its emerging regional standard in a corpus-linguistic framework. Drawing on a wealth of authentic spoken and written data from India (including the Kolhapur Corpus and the International Corpus of English), this book explores the dynamics of variation and change in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary Indian English. The aims are to document the extent of lexical and grammatical nativization at the beginning of the twenty-first century and compare contemporary Indian English to other varieties around the world (for example British and American English). The results are relevant to sociolinguists, variationists and lexicologists seeking to investigate ongoing language change in emerging standard varieties of English. With its strong empirical foundation and its comparative outlook, the book is also of interest to anyone looking for an introduction to the corpus-based description of varieties of English.

Debating Race in Contemporary India

Race debates have become more frequent at the national level, and the response to racism in the media and by politicians has shifted from denial to acknowledgment to action.


Author: Duncan McDuie-Ra

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 113753897X

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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A great deal of energy goes into strenuously denying that racism exists in India, or upon recognizing that it may exist, stressing that it is not as bad as in other countries. Yet in recent years there has been a shift towards recognizing and attempting to 'fix' racism as part of larger agenda of integration of India's rebellious frontier populations into the national fold. The experiences of indigenous and tribal communities from Northeast India have brought race debates to national attention. Three murders and a mass 'exodus' of Northeast migrants back to the borderland from Indian cities are analyzed to track the shifts in race debates from denial to acknowledgement to high level government action. Duncan McDuie-Ra argues that, despite these shifts, racism experienced by Northeast communities is framed as a problem of metropolitan India not of everyday life in the borderland itself, subsuming the contentious politics of state-making and rebellion.

Daughters of Parvati

Daughters of Parvati centers on the lives of women in different settings of psychiatric care in northern India, particularly the contrasting environments of a private mental health clinic and a wing of a government hospital.


Author: Sarah Pinto

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812245837

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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In her role as devoted wife, the Hindu goddess Parvati is the divine embodiment of viraha, the agony of separation from one's beloved, a form of love that is also intense suffering. These contradictory emotions reflect the overlapping dissolutions of love, family, and mental health explored by Sarah Pinto in this visceral ethnography. Daughters of Parvati centers on the lives of women in different settings of psychiatric care in northern India, particularly the contrasting environments of a private mental health clinic and a wing of a government hospital. Through an anthropological consideration of modern medicine in a nonwestern setting, Pinto challenges the dominant framework for addressing crises such as long-term involuntary commitment, poor treatment in homes, scarcity of licensed practitioners, heavy use of pharmaceuticals, and the ways psychiatry may reproduce constraining social conditions. Inflected by the author's own experience of separation and single motherhood during her fieldwork, Daughters of Parvati urges us to think about the ways women bear the consequences of the vulnerabilities of love and family in their minds, bodies, and social worlds.