Political Science gr.2
The Political System in India
India is a multicultural and multilingual country. Indian society is broadly divided into four groups. Forward communities (FC...
Is India a
Introduction: Caste based politics in India
Though the idea that caste is a part of a natural and moral order of things, that it is a hereditary quality which once for all defines ones position and occupational affiliation and which is associated with a...
. Election eve violence has been mostly a caste-based violence.
CASTE IN HARYANA
Haryana is no exception to the general observation that the caste factor dominates state politics in India. The Jats, Ahirs and Brahmins constitute the three active caste groups of Haryana. ‘A Jat votes for a Jat’ and an...
new avenues that were not available to caste antagonists even in early colonial India.
If one is to understand caste politics in its vivacity and depth it is necessary to appreciate that in the caste scenario there are multiple nodes. Jats are against gujars, together they are against urban...
Social Justice and new challenges – Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, The Frontline, December 3-15,2005.
Bengal Lone state with...
. Theory made possible an emphasis on the local and the specific and thus initiated the search for an approach that would make readings of the texts more of their use.
THE MOMENT OF IDENTTITY POLITICS
The assertive force of caste politics rocked the pre-occupational set into place by the theoretical...
the central government, however, were largely carried over from the Government of India Act of 1935, passed by the British Parliament, which served as India’s governing document in the waning days of British colonial rule.
The new constitution took effect on 26 January 1950 and proclaimed India “a...
find identity politics of various hues abound in India, the most spectacular however, are those based on language, religion, caste, ethnicity or tribal identity. But having said this it would be wrong on our part to assume that each of these identity markers operate autonomously, independent of the...
MODULE - 5
COMMUNALISM, CASTE AND
In a democratic system, it is quite common that people use different methods for expressing
solidarity and achieving political power. In a country like India, politics has been...
could no longer tolerate irrational and de-humanizing social practices. Moreover, 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...
Different forms of communal politics:
(a) The expression of communal superiority in everyday beliefs
Militant religious groups are a good example of this.
(b) The desire to form a majoritarian dominance or a separate state
Separatist leaders and political parties in Jammu and Kashmir and Central India...
(Maoist) and some other Naxal factions are considered terrorists by the Government of India and various state governments in India.
Caste related violence
Main articles: Caste system in India, Caste politics in India, and Caste-related violence in India
Caste-related violence and hate...
politics of India. The government of India has documented castes and subcastes, primarily to determine those deserving reservation through the census. The Government lists of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and other backward classes. A scheduled caste generally consists of former Untouchables...
DEMOCRACY IN INDIA
India is the seventh largest (by area) and the second most populous country in the world, with roughly one-sixth of its population, of about a billion and a quarter. It is the world's largest democracy. It is one of the world's oldest civilizations yet, a very young nation...
and freedom. These choices are further dependent on structural factors like caste and class. Empowerment for women in India requires a crosscutting approach and one which addresses the diversity of social structures that govern women’s lives. Identity politics in India is a very critical political...
-centric Constitution and caste collectives. Caste-based
politics has actually helped to harmonise this contradiction between
the formal Constitution and the non-formal social architecture. In a
sense, caste-based politics mediates between traditional society and
the modern state in India. Yet it...
saying is that in India one doesn’t cast one’s vote, one votes one’s caste. Economists have been sufficiently in thrall of the rapid growth and sufficiently in favor of the state’s retreat from the commanding heights and the License Raj interventionism that this puzzle of a near complete lack of state...
UNIT 17 IDENTITY POLITICS IN INDIA
(CASTE, RELIGION, LANGUAGE AND
What is Identity Politics?
Identity Politics in India
going to analyze the opportunities and challenges of the business environment in India through the politics, economics, legal system, culture and geography.
2. The Political system
A. Parliamentary government
India operates under a Westminster-style parliamentary system. The legislature of...
India and the political parties are compelled to keep the caste primacy in governance there by effecting the quality of governance. 3. Religious Politics: Political parties work over time for winning the confidence of especially minority vote. They feel that playing the religious card and getting...
propositioned that segregation on caste basis and gender discrimination in India take place simultaneously and therefore stem from the same ideological perspective. Hence the agitation to liquidate caste discrimination would invariably represent voices against gender discrimination as well. His politics...
similarities between ancient China and India there existed an equal amount of differences, ranging from social order, politics, and economic stature. Although the caste system in India was based upon religion it shared many commonalities with the Chinese social order. Due to the high intellectual level of...
out of terra-cotta. Engineering of this level would not be seen again until ancient Rome (Teachers Curriculum Institute, 2004).
Politics and religion were inextricably linked in Ancient India. Hinduism shaped early Indian life in countless ways. Not only did it affect how people worshipped...
Language, Caste and Power in India
Sociolinguistics and the Language Problem in India
Though there has been a long tradition of studying and interpreting language in India, most of these studies are in descriptive, technical or...
as family, kinship and caste, or membership in a
village faction, play a more important role in determining voting behaviour in the subcontinent, than individual political preferences.6
Iain Mclean, and McMillan, Concise Dictionary of Politics, Oxford
University Press, India, 2003, p...
defence must rest on some higher purpose, a moral postulate that cannot be questioned. This could come from the government's need to uphold the directives of the Constitution.
To my mind, the biggest moral objective for the framers of the Constitution of India was to ensure that caste, religious...
dominant caste and it varied from village to village, region to region. In Punjab or for that matter in large parts of Northwest India, Jodhka traces from accounts, the Brahmins lived a ‘frugal life’ (P. 43). This reinforces the dimension of power in the conceptualization of caste and hence the...
every country, compare India, USA or any other diverse nation or any of the nations; you will find racism all over the place. Racism has been most diverse in India and is still going on through ages.
The first article 'Politics of Caste and Racism is written by R. Upadhyay. It focuses on the politics...
you need to be part of the society, politics in India did not develop because of the structures implanted in the caste system, (regional political units were often highlighted). The importance of politics in China can be attributed to Confucius belief, that in order to live a good life, one must...
politics in India: nature and trends –
political parties in West Bengal: An overview.
2. Electoral process: Election Commission: composition, functions, role.
3. Role of business, working class, peasants in Indian politics.
1. Role of (a) religion (b) language (c) caste (d) tribe and (e...