The Republic of India

the development of its laws and constitution

Author: Alan Gledhill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 309

View: 6102


The Discovery of India

History, Culture, Politics, Religion and Philosophy of India

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru




Page: N.A

View: 7839

The Discovery of India was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942–46 at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra, India.The Discovery of India is an honour paid to the rich cultural heritage of India, its history and its philosophy as seen through the eyes of a patriot fighting for the independence of his country. The book is widely considered one of the finest modern works on Indian 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: 7844

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.

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


Category: India

Page: N.A

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We, The Children of India

Author: Leila Seth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184752539


Page: 40

View: 7033

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.

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: 337

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

India Moving

A History of Migration

Author: Chinmay Tumbe

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9353051630

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 1557

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.


Author: Pamela Bhagat

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855984953

Category: History

Page: 91

View: 3655

This book reflects some of its rich and varied experience of India and its people. Focusing on particular problems facing the country - environment, trade and aid - the book will look at how people are working together to find solutions.

Our Viceregal Life in India

Selections from My Journal, 1884-1888

Author: Harriot Georgina Blackwood Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava

Publisher: N.A


Category: British

Page: 408

View: 5176


Political Violence in Ancient India

Author: Upinder Singh

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674981286

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 5132

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.

Pukka Indian

100 Objects that Define India

Author: Jahnvi Dameron Nandan,Shivani Gupta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789351941408

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 4862

* 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.


Development and Participation

Author: Jean Drèze,Amartya Sen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199257492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 813

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.

Ticket to India

Author: N. H. Senzai

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481422588

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1227

When twelve-year-old Maya and big sister Zara set off on their own from Delhi to their grandmother's home of Aminpur, a small town in Northern India, they become separated and Maya decides to continue their quest to find a chest of family treasures that their grandmother's family left behind when they fled from India to Pakistan during the Great Partition.


Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246966

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 6076

"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