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Crisis and Contention in Indian Society
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© 2005 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Indian society is often described as one with ‘unity in diversity’ and as a composite culture. Since independence, India has also been termed ‘democratic’ and ‘secular’. However, the discernible cracks that have appeared in recent years in these conceptualisations have led to contentious debates about the very nature of Indian society.

Focusing on different facets of this exacerbating crisis, this book analyses the various issues confronting India’s society and polity today which can assume crisis proportions if not tackled judiciously and expeditiously.
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Looking Back: 20th-Century Indian Society
 
Pluralism, Democracy and Conflict in India
 
Challenges of Citizenship: Education in the Indian Republic
 
Race, Religion and Caste: Situating the Dalits
 
The Coming Crisis of India: Portent from Gujarat
 
Indianisation of the Church and its Implications
 
Reorganisation of Indian States: The Incomplete Agenda
 
Sources of Internal Threats to India's Security
 
Restructuring Indian Federalism: Autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir
 
State and Social Movements in Northeast India
 
Unfinished Tasks: Challenges Ahead
 
Towards the Future: Indian Society, Nation-State and Civilisation
 
Appendix
 
References

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ISBN: 9780761933588
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