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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Working conditions, health and well-being among the scavenger community

Vimal Kumar.

in Work and Health in India

December 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 8274 words.

This chapter examines the working conditions, health, and well-being among the scavenger community, drawing on the findings from qualitative research, using a mix of participant observation...

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Caste, Class, Community, and the Everyday Tales of Law

Anushka Singh.

in Sedition in Liberal Democracies

March 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 33453 words.

This chapter juxtaposes the understanding of sedition emerging from the higher judiciary with the practice of the law on the ground. The chapter is primarily field based which looks at...

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History

David M. Malone.

in Does the Elephant Dance?

April 2011; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics; Comparative Politics. 11952 words.

This chapter reviews the history of India, sketching out aspects of Indian experience over the millennia that are relevant to its contemporary self-image as well as some past efforts to...

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics. 124 words.

A political party. It represents the Tamil community and Tamil language across southern India, which is linguistically differentiated from the Indo-Aryan languages of northern, eastern, and...

Subrahmanyam, K. (1929–2011)

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics. 115 words.

A prominent strategic thinker in India. One of the founders of the foundations of independent India’s strategic community, he broadened the debate of foreign policy beyond the confines of...

vote banks

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics. 44 words.

A pejorative term referring to loyal blocs of voters originating from a single ethnic community. They are used during local, state, and national elections in India to mobilize support for a...

transgender ((in relation to India))

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics. 97 words.

A gender identity that differs from an individual’s assigned sex. It is often referred to as third gender, whereby a person identifies as neither a woman nor a man, and in India the...

Forest Rights Act, 2006

S.K. Das.

in India's Rights Revolution

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 28099 words.

This chapter describes the setting in which the Forest Rights Act was enacted in the background of demands made by forest dwellers and forest dwelling communities and the vigorous advocacy...

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India's Spatial Imaginations of South Asia

Shibashis Chatterjee.

February 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Indian Politics. 268 pages.

Since India attained independence, its foreign policy discourse has imagined its South Asian neighbourhood through the politics of realism. This imagination explicates state interest in...

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Communal Politics in Uttar Pradesh from Independence to the 1990s

Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar.

in Everyday Communalism

October 2018; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 16904 words.

The chapter provides a historical narrative of Hindu–Muslim relations in UP from independence till the early 1990s. The 1950s witnessed gradual emergence of a composite culture and relative...

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One Conversations, Histories, and Politics

Badri Narayan Tiwari.

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 6603 words.

This chapter examines the relationship between conversations, histories, and politics. It explores the politics of different caste groups while talking about the historic role of the...

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communalism ((in relation to India))

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics. 76 words.

A term denoting the selfish conduct of politics in South Asia on an ethnic and/or religious basis. It privileges particular communities, groupings, or individuals over others and is highly...

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics. 121 words.

A political party. It was established in 1972 after breaking away from the *Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, and principally represents the Tamil community and Tamil language in Tamil Nadu and...

Naxalites

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics. 85 words.

An anti-government insurgent group active across a third of India’s states. Formed in 1967 in Naxalbari in West Bengal, and committed to a Maoist ideology, they are seen as the most potent...

Science and Society

Ramin Jahanbegloo.

in India Revisited

January 2008; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 1847 words.

In this interview, Surendra Prasad discusses the importance of science in the Indian society. He talks about India being the fountainhead of important foundational scientific developments...

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Ali, (Chaudhri) Muhammad (1905–1980), prime minister of Pakistan, 1955–6

Francis Robinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics. 1204 words.

Ali, (Chaudhri) Muhammad (1905–1980), prime minister of Pakistan, 1955–6, was born on 15 July 1905 in Nangalambia village, Jullundur district, Punjab province, India. His father was...

Eight Hearing Dalit Talk

Badri Narayan Tiwari.

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 4641 words.

This chapter discusses the participation of the Dalit communities in Shahabpur village in the 2009 Parliamentary elections. It shows how Dalit politics works at the grassroots level in a...

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The Foreigners of Assam

Rizwana Shamshad.

in Bangladeshi Migrants in India

November 2017; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 21571 words.

This chapter examines the current nationalist thought in Assam and discourse on Bangladeshi migrants in the state. Assam which is known as a miniature of India, due to its ethnic diversity,...

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Reform Proponents

Manisha Priyam.

in Contested Politics of Educational Reform in India

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 12468 words.

The literature on education reforms suggests that bolstering the demand side can provide an effective counter to the collective power of organized actors. Community participation and school...

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Communal Mobilization and Riots in Western Uttar Pradesh

Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar.

in Everyday Communalism

October 2018; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 19477 words.

This chapter based on fieldwork in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts describes the communal incidents from 2011 onwards and the riots in September 2013. Contrasting narratives emerged from...

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