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India since independence

Author: Bipan Chandra; Aditya Mukherjee; Mridula Mukherjee
Publisher: New Delhi : Penguin Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"The story of the forging of India, the world's largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the best-selling India's Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes it has achieved, in the light of its colonial legacy and century-long struggle for freedom."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bipan Chandra; Aditya Mukherjee; Mridula Mukherjee
ISBN: 9780143104094 0143104098
OCLC Number: 227206181
Notes: "First published as India after independence, 1947-2000 in Viking by Penguin Books India, 1999"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 771 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Colonial legacy --
The national movement and its legacy --
The evolution of the constitution and main provisions --
The architecture of the constitution: basic features and institutions --
The initial years --
Consolidation of India as a nation (I) --
Consolidation of India as a nation (II): the linguistic reorganization of the states --
Consolidation of India as a nation (III): integration of the tribals --
Consolidation of India as a nation (IV): regionalism and regional inequality --
The years of hope and achievement, 1951-1964 --
Foreign policy: the Nehru era --
Jawaharlal Nehru in historical perspective --
Political parties, 1947-1964: the Congress --
Political parties, 1947-1965: the opposition --
From Shastri to Indira Gandhi, 1964-1969 --
The Indira Gandhi years, 1969-1973 --
The JP movement and the emergency: Indian democracy tested --
The Janata interregnum and Indira Gandhi's second coming, 1977-1984 --
The Rajiv years --
Run-up to the new millennium and after --
Politics in the states (I): Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Assam --
Politics in the states (II): West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir --
The Punjab crisis --
Indian economy, 1947-1965: the Nehruvian legacy --
Indian economy, 1965-1991 --
Economic reforms since 1991 --
The Indian economy in the new millennium --
Land reforms (I): Colonial impact and legacy of the national and peasant movements --
Land reforms (II): Zamindari abolition and tenancy reforms --
Land reforms (III): ceiling and the Bhoodan movement --
Cooperatives and an overview of land reforms --
Agriculture growth and the Green Revolution --
Agratian struggles since independence --
Revival and growth of communalism --
Communalism and the use of state power --
Caste, untouchability, anti-caste politics and strategies --
Indian women since independence --
The postcolonial Indian state and the political economy of development: an overview --
Disarray in institutions of governance --
The dawn of the new millennium: achievements, problems and prospects.
Responsibility: Bipan Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee, Aditya Mukherjee.

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"The story of the forging of India, the world's largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the best-selling India's Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes it has achieved, in the light of its colonial legacy and century-long struggle for freedom."--Back cover.

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