Released on 2005Categories India

India's Foreign Policy in the New Millennium

India's Foreign Policy in the New Millennium

Author: Vatsala Shukla

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126905239

Category: India

Page: 332

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It Is The Power And Power Alone That Counts. Achievement, Expansion And Demonstration Of Power Are The Key Characteristics Of All International Relations. It Is An All-Pervasive Phenomenon. This Book Has Beautifully Summarized Various Connotations Of Power. India Has A Vast Potential Of Its Own And Its Economic, Political And Military Interests Cover Areas Far Beyond Asia. With Its Scientific And Material Resources, Its Size And Its Strategic Location, India Is Already An Important Member Of The International Community. If It Keeps Growing Economically At A Fast Rate, India Will Certainly Increase Its Weight In International And Regional Affairs And Be Able To Enhance Its Power Posture. The Present Book India S Foreign Policy In The New Millennium Is Indeed A Comprehensive Discourse On India S Foreign Policy. It Chiefly Focuses On Post-Cold War Global Forces, Viz. Globalization, Nuclearization, Hegemonism, Economic Diplomacy, Women S Empowerment Etc. It Brilliantly Examines Core Values Of India S Foreign Policy As Well As The Factors Affecting Such Policy At National, Regional And Global Levels. In The End, It Categorically Mentions The Strategies Best Suited To India, In Order To Get A Major Power Status. This Unusual Work Is Well Knit, Has Simple Language And Is Able To Engender Interest Even Among The People Who Are Not Familiar With The Country S Foreign Policy. Thus, This Book Will Facilitate Such People Develop Their Understanding Of And Insight Into India S Foreign Policy. Besides, This Wide-Ranging Book Will, Undoubtedly, Serve As A Resource Book For Policymakers As Well As Analysts And Act As A Guide For Scholars And Students Of Foreign Policy And International Relations.
Released on 2012Categories India

The Measure of Time in the Appraisal of Social Reality

The Measure of Time in the Appraisal of Social Reality

Author: Ramkrishna Mukherjee

Publisher: Primus Books

ISBN: 9789380607269

Category: India

Page: 99

View: 859

Coming on the eve of the Indian elections of 2009, The Measure of Time in the Appraisal of Social Reality is a timely and an explosive expose of what went wrong in Indian developmental planning. Focussing on the land, caste and gender issues, and advocating a place-time-people based research agenda, the Measure of Time is a scathing critique of how the elite nexus between politics and academic neo colonialism has subverted the course of genuine development in India. This is a must read for those who wish to understand contemporary India.
Released on 1995-01-01Categories Religion

India's Agony Over Religion

India's Agony Over Religion

Author: Gerald James Larson

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438410142

Category: Religion

Page: 412

View: 554

Many of ancient India's religious traditions are alive in modern India, and many of these religious traditions are in conflict with one another regarding the future of India. Even the so-called "secular state" is deeply pervaded by religious sentiments growing out of the Neo-Hindu nationalist movement of Gandhi and Nehru. A careful analysis of the current religious scene when placed in its proper long-term historical perspective raises interesting questions about the nature and future of religion not only in India but elsewhere as well.
Released on 2017-12-21Categories Social Science

Within the Limits

Within the Limits

Author: Amanda Gilbertson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199091621

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 894

India’s ‘new’ middle classes have gained increasing prominence in media, political, and public imaginings since the liberalization of the economy in the 1990s. As a growing number of Indians living in an extraordinary variety of socio-economic circumstances are identifying as middle class, a concrete definition of this category remains elusive. Within the Limits explores what being ‘middle class’ means to those who identify as such. Set against the backdrop of the south Indian city of Hyderabad, this work highlights the importance of moralized language of respectability and cosmopolitanism in the production of class and gender in India. The book charts how diverse understandings of the moral limits of middle-class being shape consumption patterns, education strategies, attitudes toward caste, shifting marriage ideals, and youth cultures of fashion and dating in the city.
Released on 2017-09-29Categories Social Science

The Social Reality of Crime

The Social Reality of Crime

Author: Wilhelm Roepke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351473859

Category: Social Science

Page: 427

View: 116

Richard Quinney's The Social Reality of Crime remains an eloquent and important statement on crime, law, and justice. At the time of its appearance in 1970, Quinney's theory not only liberated the field from a recitation of the practices of the police, courts, and corrections, it also represented a marked departure from traditional analysis which viewed criminal behavior as pathological. Quinney not only advanced criminological thought, he inspired scores of students of crime and criminal justice to reorient their perceptions of the justice system.The Social Reality of Crime swept the criminological community and motivated an entire generation of researchers to question definitions of crime and labels of criminality. The book's popularity quickly turned Quinney into a criminologist with an international reputation. Excerpts from the book's first chapter, which is devoted to the theory of the social reality of crime, are now routinely reprinted in anthologies on criminology and deviant behavior. The theory itself is discussed in most criminology textbooks.This new edition of The Social Reality of Crime will renew inspiration for Quinney's unique critical-social constructionist perspective that has been so significant to the development of theoretical work in the fields of criminology, social problems, and the sociology of law.
Released on 2006Categories History

Cultural History of Modern India

Cultural History of Modern India

Author: Dilip M. Menon

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 8187358254

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 346

'Cultural History Of Modern India Edited By Dilip M. Menon Definitely Qualifies For Interesting Reading&The Different Approach Attempted Through The Book Indubitably Is A Fresh Endeavour For A Multidisciplinary Approach With Sociologists, Art Historians And Music Theorists Working Within A Historical Paradigm.' The Statesman, 9 December 2006 The History Of Modern India Has Been Narrated Largely In Terms Of The Nationalist Movement, Personalities And What Has Been Seen As The 'High' Politics Of The State. Recent Shifts In History Writing Have Tried To Bring In Subordinated Histories Of Regions And Of Groups. We Are Moving Towards A Wider Understanding Of Politics, History And Of The Ordinary People Who Make History. This Collection Tries To Push The Emerging Paradigm Further By Moving Away From Conventional Notions Of The History Of The Nation And Indeed Of The Political. The Six Essays In This Collection Present Original And Pioneering Forays In The Study Of Cricket, Oral History, Gender Studies, Film, Popular Culture And Indian Classical Music. Whether Looking At Issues Of Caste On The Seemingly Level Playing Field Of Cricket In Early Twentieth Century India; Or How A Nineteenth Century Housewife Comes To Pen The First Autobiography By An Indian Woman; Calendar Art Reflecting Deeper Notions Of Religion And Community; Or How An Idea Of Pure Classical Music Faces The Challenge Of Technology, These Essays Show How Ideas Of Self, Community And Art Are Formed Within A Larger Politics. Moreover, Culture Far From Being A Refuge From The Political Is Also The Space Within Which Politics Comes To Be Worked Out.
Released on 2018-05-16Categories Social Science

Re-Imagining Sociology in India

Re-Imagining Sociology in India

Author: Gita Chadha

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429895333

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 969

This book maps the intersections between sociology and feminism in the Indian context. It retrieves the lives and work of women pioneers of and in sociology, asking crucial questions of their feminisms and their sociologies. The chapters address the experiential realities of women in the field, pedagogical issues, methodological frameworks, mentoring processes and artistic engagements with academic work. The volume’s strength lies in bringing together Indian scholars from diverse social backgrounds and regions, reflecting on the specificity of the Indian social sciences. The chapters cover a range of key areas, including sexuality, law, environment, science and medicine. This volume will greatly interest students, teachers, researchers and practitioners of sociology, women’s studies, gender studies and feminism, politics and postcolonial studies.
Released on 2008Categories Globalization

Globalization and the Politics of Identity in India

Globalization and the Politics of Identity in India

Author: Bhupinder Brar

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131785256

Category: Globalization

Page: 324

View: 427

Globalization and the Politics of Identity in India features sixteen original essays that discuss the effects of globalization on prevalent identities in India: political, religious, social, and cultural. It includes perspectives from political science, history, sociology, economics, and international relations; identity politics in Kashmir, Punjab, North Bengal, Rajasthan and the North-East, as well as among the diaspora. Readers also get know of popular understanding of liberalization and privatization, the impacts of foreign direct investment and various tendencies brought about by globalization, such as Unitarianism, majoritarian nationalism and multiculturalism.
Released on 2008-02-05Categories Political Science

Local Democracy in South Asia

Local Democracy in South Asia

Author: David Gellner

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132100164

Category: Political Science

Page: 468

View: 237

This volume, the first in a new series on governance, conflict, and civic action in South Asia, focuses on the larger countries of South Asia—Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and especially Nepal. The 15 essays in this volume analyze democracy both as a process and as a value. The essays also examine in ethnographic detail the way in which democracy is actually experienced in South Asia, ranging far beyond conventional political structures to look at conflict resolution, rhetorics of foreign aid, ethnic organizations, Maoist practices of local government, Dalit resistance, and so on. Many of the processes that are analyzed in depth in the Nepalese context are shown to have their analogues in other South Asian countries. By putting Nepalese political and social processes firmly within their South Asian context, the current political crisis in Nepal is shown to be neither so radically new and different, nor so insoluble as it might appear. At the same time, the view from the peripheries of South Asia throws into relief the extent to which India has evolved away from the traditional caste-determined patron-client structures that once formed the framework of political action there. The volume is a significant contribution to the study of how local democracy actually operates in South Asia. It will be of interest to political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, and development specialists.