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India in a Globalized World

Sagarika Dutt

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719069000
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701409 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719069000.001.0001
India in a Globalized World

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This book looks at India in the context of a globalized world. It starts by looking at the history of Indian civilization, exploring the roots of Indian identity and highlighting processes such as foreign invasions, foreign trade, cultural imperialism, colonial rule and the growth of Indian nationalism. The founding fathers wanted India to be a liberal democracy and the values enshrined in the constitution were expected to form the basis of a society more in tune with the modern world. The book examines the gradual democratization of Indian politics. Cultural and ethnic divisions in Indian society are examined in depth, as are the problems that have prevented economic development and stood in the way of economic liberalization. The history of India's integration into the global economy is considered, and the opportunities available to the country in the early years of the twenty-first century are detailed. Alternative approaches to the development of the country, such as those put forward by Gandhi, are discussed, and the final chapters consider the Indian government's perception of the Indian diaspora, as well as the changing priorities reflected in India's foreign policy since 1947.

Keywords: India; Indian civilization; Indian identity; foreign invasions; foreign trade; cultural imperialism; colonial rule; Indian nationalism; liberal democracy; democratization

Book.  240 pages. 

Subjects: International Relations

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