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Lord Cornwallis is dead : the struggle for democracy in the United States and India

Author: Nico Slate
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do democratic states bring about greater social and economic equality among their citizens? Modern India embraced universal suffrage from the moment it was free of British imperial rule in 1947--a historical rarity in the West--and yet Indian citizens are far from realizing equality today. The United States, the first British colony to gain independence, continues to struggle with intolerance and the consequences of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nico Slate
ISBN: 9780674983441 0674983440
OCLC Number: 1020311048
Description: 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: A grave on the Ganges --
Part I. Keyword: Indian --
Elephants and ice --
The color of freedom --
Part II. Keyword: caste --
Rebellions --
Cold wars --
Part III. Keyword: thug --
The ends of poverty --
Bollywood / Hollywood --
Conclusion: The tragedy of democracy.
Responsibility: Nico Slate.

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Do democracies bring about greater equality among their citizens? India embraced universal suffrage in 1947 and yet its citizens are far from realizing equality. The U.S. struggles with intolerance  Read more...

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Nico Slate's game-changing book on India and the United States invites us to probe anew the meanings of freedom and democracy. Elegantly traversing the boundaries of comparative, transnational, and Read more...

 
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