System in India
India is a multicultural and multilingual country. Indian society is broadly divided into four groups. Forward communities (FC) are communities from caste and religion who do not qualify government of India reservation...
"Caste has polarised the national politics and caste politics breed caste parties. Not a single party, however, avowedly opposes casteism, is free from the dominant influence of caste. During election time when the 'question of number games becomes most important, candidates seek to mobilise the...
China and India
China and India were both very advanced ancient civilizations. Both agricultural based civilizations made various technological advances. Although China and India shared many similarities, they had differences such as the social system, politics, and the importance of trade in the economy...
India is characterized by more ethnic and religious groups than most other countries of the world. Aside from the much noted 2000-odd castes, there are eight "major" religions, 15-odd languages spoken in various dialects in 22 states and nine union territories, and a substantial number of tribes and...
Manohar Lohia and his tackling of Caste issue
This paper will study how and why caste became so crucial to Ram Manohar Lohia’s politics. This would be understood by tracing the different dimensions of some of his theoretical and political activities, specifically on caste and even otherwise. So, for example...
Rise of Modern India
India poses a development puzzle on a grand scale. Sixty years of electoral democracy, thirty years of rapid growth, and a number of world class institutions (such as the Institutes of Technology or Election Commission) have led to talk of India as a superpower...
Every society distinguishes among occupations on the basis of power, wealth, education, or other factors. In India, Hinduism adopted the varna, or caste system. The system indicates the different roles and responsibilities of each group within society and the relationship of the groups within a harmonious...
The Awakening of a Sleeping Tiger: India in the Decades Post-Liberalization
“It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.” Kofi Anan is attributed with this saying, one that succinctly summarizes globalization’s...
Prof. MriduRai: Caste system in India. Then, compare India’s caste system with racial/ethnic stratification in the United States.
What are the similarities and how do the differences create the potential for upward mobility in the U.S.? Based on your review of the video, why does the caste system remain...
to prove themselves. But our politicians are not letting these socially backward classes to get rid of the "backward" tag for the sake of vote bank politics.
• At present, only 0.7 per cent of the GDP is spent on higher education and 3.79 per cent on education overall.
• Why has the provision...
India won her independence in 1947 and for winning this independence Congress, as a political party, played the predominant role.
The leaders of the Congress party, then, were great leaders — stalwarts — really dedicated to the cause and to the party which they served. Mahatma Gandhi was the undisputed...
Caste (Oxford India Short Introductions). By SURINDER S. JODHKA. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012. xvii, 201 pp. Rs 195 (paperback).
Surinder S. Jodhka’s monograph Caste provides a concise yet very informative history of the complex reality of caste in India. At the same time, the author...
Code: BPSE -212/EPS-12
Course Code: Government and Politics in India
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
MAIDAN GARHI, NEW DELHI-110068
ELECTIVE COURSE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
BPSE-212/EPS-12: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDIA
TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA)
India is a multi-lingual, multi-religious, multi-caste, and multi-class country. Multicultural concerns have long informed India’s history and traditions, constitution and political arrangements. Much of the writings on Indian history, culture and politics are marked by some kind of multicultural concern...
The civilizations of the Indus River Valley were a very unique group for a number of reasons. As with most ancient civilizations, the social, political and economic systems were guided by religious beliefs. For ancient Indians; however, religious practice literally dictated most levels...
Understanding Modern India
Five Things to Consider
In this reading, the author introduces five themes that are central to understanding modern India. As with any set of generalizations, there are exceptions, and not all authorities will agree with the author. As you study more about India you will...
Paper I: POLITICAL THEORY:
1. What is Politics – Approaches to the study of Politics: Normative, Behavioural
and Post-behavioural. Feminist views to Politics.
2. Theories of the State (a) Origin: Social Contract Theory; (b) Nature: Idealist,
the caste system
The Caste System- Reaction Response
The Indian Caste System finds its origin in the Manusmriti , an ancient Hindu law book mentioned in the scriptures . The Bhagwat Gita refers to division of castes according to Gunas and Karma . First were Brahmans who were priests, scholars and teachers...
the world. India is a perfect example of a nation that is 'fully democratic' even as it develops and faces several challenges. This paper is divided into two different parts showing the problems facing Indian Democracy. The first part briefly talks about the Inequality among peoples in India. Inequality...
India - India for most of its time was under the rule of imperial powers. There was the Mauryan Dynasty (324BC-183BC), Gupta rulers, and the Nomadic invasion. Under the rule of Ashoka, Mauryan rule followed the characteristic of the imperial pattern of dividing territory into provinces and use of a...
The Caste System describes a social stratification in the Indian subcontinent. Although it is entwined in Hindu beliefs, it encompasses non-Hindus as well. A caste is basically a social class to which a person belongs at birth and which is ranked against other castes, typically on a continuum...
India—an Emerging Power in the World
Rare are the moments in history when a nation suddenly captures the imagination of the world. For India, those rare moments have arrived. The country is achieving a high economic growth of over...
China and Classical India
Classical China and Classical India are one of the most unique early civilizations during the Classical Period. They are known for their contributions to its modern world. China and India are similar and different in many ways. Both China and India had many similarities...
Indian Philosophy, Per. 3
25 March, 2014
Living in the US allows us to have our own personal beliefs, but in ancient India, they were strict with their morals. They believed enforcing an organized social class would create and maintain structure, also believing that valuing...
The People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India:
Comparing and Contrasting Political and Economic Structures
In a political perspective “The People’s Republic of China” and the “Republic of India” are from diverse dimensions in which China is mostly dominated by the...
The Caste System of India
Many people have heard of the caste system in India, but few understand its
complexity. This system has kept India's Hindu people locked into a rigid social climate
for centuries, and is still a controlling factor among the Hindu people. The caste
system was uniquely...
What is it like to be an untouchable in India (Dalit) and Japan (Burakumin)?
To be an untouchable in India or Japan is to be a part of the population that would traditionally be placed at the bottom of the social hierarchy. These untouchables are traditionally associated with occupations that are...
the backward features of Indian society, such as the caste system had religious sanctions in the past. Therefore, it was necessary to reform religious practices as well.
The condition of women was pathetic. The various religions practised in India as well as the personal laws based on them consigned...
CASTE, RELIGION, LANGUAGE AND ETHNICITY
Identity Politics has become a prominent subject in the Indian politics in the past few years.
Rise of low castes, religious identities, linguistic groups and ethnic conflicts have contributed to the significance of identity politics...
this Left spectrum there are parties of a Marxist orientation which relies on class strategies as their basic outlook.
At the present juncture, in India, the twin processes of liberalisation and communalism are being utilized by the ruling classes to maintain their class rule and system. This has meant...
India’s caste system, in which there are four major castes, or varnas, is a social construct that is ascribed and immutable: people are born into this system and cannot move between castes. In American society, class systems, of which there...
India is known for more than its traditional fashions we perceive today. There is more to its mere modern society. India is an ancient city with a very captivating background. From social, religious, to historical aspects, ancient India has been created on a foundation that stands strong in its beliefs...
India became a nation under the British regime after 400 years of Mughal rule. Despite many changes during this long period, one unchanging phenomenon was castediscrimination.
Before British rule, a stream of Sufi saints had rejected the Brahmanism and injustice to Dalits (untouchables), but their main...
taken over by a new person. India went back to independent city states when a ruler fell. China was generally able to be re-united through a ruler India was not, India was not able to be united in the north due to invasions from bordering countries. The only person to unite India was Ashoka Maurya
Is Obama good for India?
November 7, 2008 posted by indiatime |
There’s a lot of discussion going on about whether the American president-elect will be better for India than the current American president. I don’t think there is anything fundamentally wrong about asking that question. But I just think...
naive an interpretation of an extremely obnoxious social structure. That being said, caste remains and will remain (especially in the near future) instrumental in our social interactions. I belong to an upper caste and I know that how the women of SC/ST communities have been treated in my village. SC/ST...
Terrorism in India can be attributed to many low intensity conflicts within its borders. The regions with long term terrorist activities today are Jammu and Kashmir,Mumbai, Central India (Naxalism) and Seven Sister States (independence and autonomy movements). In the past, the Punjab insurgency led to...
CASTE AND CENSUS: IMPLICATIONS TO SOCIETY
Dr. Afonso Botelho
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Rosary College of Commerce and Arts, Navelim – Goa
The proposal to reintroduce caste as a category in the...
Classical Civ. INDIA
We will see much more value in social structure and religion
There was political structure, but much less centralized (CHINA)
India developed very unique traditions in economy and family life
Science shows abstract thought and system of tradition in scientific experiments
Caste in India
Caste is distinguishing certain sects of people on the basis of their assumed purity or social status. This system was efficient in the ancient times but is now a bane in the modern times. I am going to show how caste system in India affects the society through the practice of reservation...
AND THE STATE OF INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN INDIA
The Present Context:
As the second largest democracy in the world, India sustains a political system identified itself as the Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic. It has a history of long-standing tolerance and peace...
IS INDIA A SECULAR COUNTRY?
of human rights affect the caste system in India?
The caste system in India is a powerful foundation consisting of many different classes and influences resulting in social segregation which has shaped Indian society for thousands of years. In India the caste system is a strict division...
The principle of Varnasrama Vindaloo Dharma, also known as Yachti, or caste, is one of the most fundamental aspects of Hinduism. Its origins may be traceable back as far as 6000 BC, when during the course of the tribal warfare that was prevalent in the region, the complex hierarchy was devised as...
been satisfied with the institutions they inherited. Recently, a debate has been going on in our country about the form of government.
Should India go in for a Presidential form of government in view of the peculiar problems being faced by the Indian polity today? There are a large number of political...
JUDICIAL ACTIVISM IN INDIA: A NECESSARY EVIL
Arpita Saha National Law University, Jodhpur, India ABSTRACT Judicial activism has always been a source of heated debate, especially in the light of recent developments in this regard. Over the last few years with various controversial decisions, judges of...
China and India a Political Comparison
POL353: Comparative Politics
Instructor: Pamela Hunter
India and China are two very interesting and fascinating countries when one discusses their political systems, political cultures...
Chalam, K.S. 2007. Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India. Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
The present book by K.S. Chalam attempts to bring together some of the empirical data to present the factual position of caste-based reservations in India. It throws light on the...
Socio Economic Problems-in India < Back to Archive
The socio economic problem in india is over population, economic issue (poverty, sanitation, corruption, Education and violence (naxalism, religious, caste related and terrorism). Socioeconomic factors are the social and economic experiences and realities...
ENGLISH STUDIES IN INDIA: THE CRITICAL MOMENTS
The investigation of the scope of English Studies within the matrix of a larger crisis that of higher education and the question- How English studies in India understands itself in such a situation is posed by the author Rekha Pappu....
restrictions would always follow. This eternal push and pull of the woman’s place in society lasted for many centuries. Women in Japan, China, and India were subject to similar liberties and laws, even though there were a few differences; these liberties and laws can be condensed into three categories:...
Traditional caste, by reorienting itself, seems to be handling
modernity well. It is modernity that appears clueless as to how to
In his two articles in The Hindu (Jan. 8 and 9, 2009), Justice
Markandey Katju has brilliantly articulated what was once the colonial
— now, the modern...
West Bengal as to form new State called Gorkhaland.
The demand for Gorkhaland as a constituent state within the Union of India has been the oldest demands in the history of modern India , till now its gain nothing rather remains as history creator of Indian Gorkha even after more than hundred years.
Living the good life in Ancient India was was based on being loyal to what the society of Ancient India . I noticed that in Ancient India the people valued loyalty quite a bit. I saw mostly that the Indians were making it important to be loyal to their family, their caste, and their soul.
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the economic potential of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is such that they may become the four most dominant economies by the year 2050.
India is claimed to be the fastest growing country in Southeast Asia, even some people said that India will be the second China. In this project, we are...
Kerala, the Southern most state of India lies between Arabian Sea and Western Ghats, was emerged as a result of the merger of the Travancore Cochin State with the Malabar District and Kasargod Taluk of the former State of Madras.
Kerala is a state unique in many respects. It has experimented...
Immigration, education and the new caste society in
We are accustomed to linking education and skill with mobility and
opportunity. In recent education, employment and especially immigration policy in Britain, however, the discourse of education...
Muslims in Germany
SOC 315 Week 3 Annotated Bibliography
SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 1 China's Rise to Power
SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 2 Social Stratification Systems Caste vs. Class
SOC 315 Week 5 DQ 1 Globalization
SOC 315 Week 5 Final Research Paper
Ban ban you’re dead!
Censorship in India.
You name it, India has banned it. If the state overlooks something, the central government bans it. On some weeks it feels like we, as a nation, are frenetically trying to prove the big ban theory. In just one week in March this year it seemed that everything...