Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy

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When India was invented as a "modern" country in the years afterIndependence in 1947 it styled itself as a secular, federal, democratic Republic committed to an ideology of development.Nehru's India never quite fulfilled this promise, but more recentlyhis vision of India has been challenged by two "revolts of theelites": those of economic liberalization and Hindu nationalism.These revolts have been challenged, in turn, by various movements, including those of India's "Backward Classes." These movements haveexploited the ...

Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy 2000, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745620770

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Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy 2000, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

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