The Republic of India

the development of its laws and constitution

Author: Alan Gledhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 309

View: 6719

Posted in Constitutional history

Costs of Democracy

Political Finance in India

Author: Milan Vaishnav,Devesh Kapur

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199487271

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 1176

If it impossible to conceive of democracies sans elections, why is it impossible to imagine elections without the flood of money in politics? How does every general election in India get more expensive than the last one? Stepping into the mucky terrain to find out what enables the average Indian vote to have a price, Costs of Democracy opens readers' eyes to the opaque and enigmatic ways in which money flows through the political heart of the world's largest democracy. In the first in-depth investigation drawing from extensive fieldwork on political campaigns, unique surveys, and creative and innovative data analysis, the contributions chase and unpack the institutional and regulatory context governing the flow of money in politics; the sources of political finance; the need for such large spending; how money flow, operate, and interact with different levels of government.
Posted in Political Science

Census of India, 1961

Author: India. Office of the Registrar General

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 8038

Posted in India

India

Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246966

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 1603

"To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in accurate, wide-ranging, and lucid prose."--John Kenneth Galbraith PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION: "Wolpert understands India.... Fluent, wide-ranging and often wise, this volume is a useful addition to a shelf of books on India."--Shashi Tharoor, Washington Post Book World "A superb distillation of a lifetime's learning by UCLA's great historian of India. Refreshingly concrete and detailed, [and] vibrantly written, Wolpert's overview repeatedly succeeds at explaining a culture that gave us little things like the decimal system, chess, cotton cloth, meditation, and two religions called Buddhism and Hinduism."--Philadelphia Inquirer "If one were to read a single book about India in a lifetime, this should be it."--Library Journal
Posted in History

Continental India

Travelling Sketches and Historical Recollections [1822-1835] Illustrating the Antiquity, Religion and Manners of the Hindoos, the Extent of British Conquests, and the Progress of Missionary Operations

Author: James William Massie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 6627

Posted in India

India 2017

A Reference Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788123023281

Category: India

Page: 992

View: 5192

Posted in India

We, The Children of India

Author: Leila Seth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184752539

Category:

Page: 40

View: 1079

We, the children of India— Former Chief Justice Leila Seth makes the words of the Preamble to the Constitution understandable to even the youngest reader. What is a democratic republic, why are we secular, what is sovereignty? Believing that it is never too early for young people to learn about the Constitution, she tackles these concepts and explains them in a manner everyone can grasp and enjoy. Accompanied by numerous photographs, captivating and inspiring illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Bindia Thapar, and delightful bits of trivia, We, the Children of India is essential reading for every young citizen.
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India Moving

A History of Migration

Author: Chinmay Tumbe

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9353051630

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 5814

A little bit of India too moves with every migrant. From adventure to indenture, martyrs to merchants, Partition to plantation, from Kashmir to Kerala, Japan to Jamaica and beyond, India Moving is the first book to map out the great migrations that have made the country and the world a more diverse place to live in. To understand how millions of people have moved-from and to India-the book embarks on a journey laced with evidence, argument and wit, providing insights into topics like the slave trade and the migrations of workers, travelling business communities such as the Marwaris, Gujaratis and Chettiars, refugee crises like the Partition, and the roots of contemporary mass migration from Bihar and Kerala, covering a terrain that often includes seemingly unrelated topics like mangoes, dosas and pressure cookers. India Moving shows the scale and variety of Indian migrations and argues that greater mobility is a prerequisite for maintaining the country's pluralistic traditions.
Posted in Literary Collections

Census of India, 1961: Rajasthan

Author: India. Office of the Registrar General

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 7752

Posted in India

Speaking of India: Revised Edition

Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians

Author: Craig Storti

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1941176127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4867

For Westerners conducting business with Indians and Indians trying to figure out the West-an indispensable book, newly updated.
Posted in Business & Economics

Political Violence in Ancient India

Author: Upinder Singh

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674981286

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 2312

Gandhi and Nehru helped create a myth of nonviolence in ancient India that obscures a troubled, complex heritage: a long struggle to reconcile the ethics of nonviolence with the need to use violence to rule. Upinder Singh documents the tension between violence and nonviolence in ancient Indian political thought and practice, 600 BCE to 600 CE.
Posted in History

Pukka Indian

100 Objects that Define India

Author: Jahnvi Dameron Nandan,Shivani Gupta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789351941408

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 7893

* Gathers together 100 objects that represent Indian culture and design - from Agarbatti to Veena, from Bindi to Z-shaped pump* A complete portrait of Indian designIn Hindi 'pukka' means genuine, authentic, complete. Design in India is not only determined by the aesthetic appeal of the object, but also by the significance of the object in the everyday life of its users. In some instances, the age-old practices established by ancient Indian wisdom determine the design of an object, such as the datun (neem tree twig) recommended for oral care or agarbatti (incense) used to heal and protect. On the other hand, the lota (a kind of metal pot) has been a part of everyday Indian life for centuries and its design remains unchanged even today. Pukka Indian, or Purely Indian, brings together 100 objects that are the most coveted symbols representing Indian culture and design. This illustrated book celebrates the diversity, versatility, vibrancy, and colours of design icons - ranging from kulhad to the kolhapuri chappal, Nano to the Nehru jacket, and auto rickshaw meter to the Ambassador - that set them apart in a country as multifarious as India. Each of these 100 profiles reveals the intrinsic Indian nature of every object, and how each has influenced design, culture and, in turn, every Indian.
Posted in Design

The British in India

Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience

Author: David Gilmour

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241004535

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 5496

The British in this book lived in India from shortly a er the reign of Elizabeth I until well into the reign of Elizabeth II. Who were they? What drove these men and women to risk their lives on long voyages down the Atlantic and across the Indian Ocean or later via the Suez Canal? And when they got to India, what did they do and how did they live? This book explores the lives of the many different sorts of Briton who went to India: viceroys and offcials, soldiers and missionaries, planters and foresters, merchants, engineers, teachers and doctors. It evokes the three and a half centuries of their ambitions and experiences, together with the lives of their families, recording the diversity of their work and their leisure, and the complexity of their relationships with the peoples of India. It also describes the lives of many who did not t in with the usual image of the Raj: the tramps and rascals, the men who 'went native', the women who scorned the role of the traditional memsahib. David Gilmour has spent decades researching in archives, studying the papers of many people who have never been written about before, to create a magni cent tapestry of British life in India. is exceptional work of scholarly recovery portrays individuals with understanding and humour, and makes an original and engaging contribution to a long and important period of British and Indian history.
Posted in History

India

Development and Participation

Author: Jean Drèze,Amartya Sen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199257492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 8813

This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth. The authors place human agency at the centre of stage, and stress the complementary roles of different institutions (economic, social, and political) in enhancing effective freedoms. In comparative international perspective, the Indian economy has done reasonably well in the period following the economic reforms initiated in the early nineties. However, relatively high aggregate economic growth coexists with the persistence of endemic deprivation and deep social failures. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen relate this imbalance to the continued neglect, in the post-reform period, of public involvement in crucial fields such as basic education, health care, social security, environmental protection, gender equity, and civil rights, and also to the imposition of new burdens such as the accelerated expansion of military expenditure. Further, the authors link these distortions of public priorities with deep-seated inequalities of social influence and political power. The book discusses the possibility of addressing these biases through more active democratic practice.
Posted in Business & Economics

Tales of Ancient India

Author: J. A. B. van Buitenen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226846477

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 3643

"This admirably produced and well-translated volume of stories from the Sanskrit takes the Western reader into one of the Golden Ages of India. . . . The world in which the tales are set is one which placed a premium upon slickness and guile as aids to success. . . . Merchants, aristocrats, Brahmins, thieves and courtesans mingle with vampires, demi-gods and the hierarchy of heaven in a series of lively or passionate adventures. The sources of the individual stories are clearly indicated; the whole treatment is scholarly without being arid."—The Times Literary Supplement "Fourteen tales from India, newly translated with a terse and vibrant effectiveness. These tales will appeal to any reader who enjoys action, suspense, characterization, and suspension of disbelief in the supernatural."—The Personalist
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India and the China Crisis

Author: Steven A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520065376

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 7779

Posted in Political Science

Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India

Author: Nalini Natarajan,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287787

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 440

View: 7868

Surveys the many regional literatures of 20th century India.
Posted in Literary Collections