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The Nizam s Last Victory-Hyderabad on Eve of Second World War

Hyderabad on Eve of Second World War Dick Kooiman For a long time Hyderabad state in spite of its size led a rather secluded existence apparently unaffected by developments outside. In the 1930s this situatian began to change radically. This article studies in detail the alleged start of what has been called 'true political life' in Hyderabad. Central to this discussion is the national state which emerged in the last century, The socio-political developments in Hyderabad state in this period are studied in terms of a globalisation-locatisation process at the level of a subcontinent.

Communalism and Indian Princely States-A Comparison with British India

Communalism and Indian Princely States A Comparison with British India Dick Kooiman In the study of communalism, the colonial policy of separate electorates for religious minorities has often been put forward as a powerful explanatory factor But a comparison of British India and the princely states of Baroda and Travanc'ore, which had no separate electorates, suggests that such arrangements had less influence on the formation of communal identities than has generally been assumed. Rather, the demand for separate electorates may have been an effect rather than a cause of communalism.

Political Rivalry among Religious-A Case-Study of Communal Reservations in India

Communities A Case-Study of Communal Reservations in India CASTE and religion arc back on the political agenda of India. lt may be even more correct to say that they have never been away. After independence, caste distinctions were abolished and their practice in any form forbidden. But a simple stroke of the pen could not change an age- old institution, so deeply entrenched in social tradition and administrative procedure. In the same way, the Constitution proclaimed India to be a secular state. Yet, violent clashes between Hindu castes, Muslims and Sikhs have become a recurrent feature of daily life.

The Das-Gandhi Controversy on Labour

February 8, 1986 in the only mplti-lingual state of the country. Appropriate constitutional and institutional arrangements and conventions need be devised to evolve a composite and harmonious personality of the state, in which not only all regional identities have opportunities to grow but in which diversities within regions are also taken care of. Thus while Ladakh deserves a regional status with a fair measure of autonomy, Buddhists of Leh and Shia Muslims of Kargil should be enabled to share power as equal partners in the region. Gujars and the Pahari ethnic groups likewise have a distinct entity in the Jammu part of Kashmir, mostly living around the line of actual control. Measures to promote their emotional and cultural self- sufficiency should also be treated as part of border security programme.

The Gospel of Coffee-Mission, Education and Employment in 19th Century Travancore

Mission, Education and Employment in 19th Century Travancore Dick Kooiman Many historians have argued that it was largely the challenge posed by christian missionaries in the nineteenth century that provoked the contemporary social reform movement, the leadership of which gradually moved into the hands of nationalist intellectuals and social workers from all parts of India. Following that line of reasoning, the missionaries ' main contribution may have been to start a movement to purge Hindu society of its most glaring social evils as well as to stimulate a revival and resurgence of Hindu belief and practices, about the last thing the missionaries could have wanted.

CAPITAL VIEW

Unions in Bengal, 1920-1924 Sonat Bose Barring a few exceptions, in most cases the labour movement in Bengal spontaneously emerged as an inevitable manifestation of class struggle, a phenomenon about which the political leaders participate ing in the labour movement did not have a clear idea.

CAPITAL VIEW

Unions in Bengal, 1920-1924 Sonat Bose Barring a few exceptions, in most cases the labour movement in Bengal spontaneously emerged as an inevitable manifestation of class struggle, a phenomenon about which the political leaders participate ing in the labour movement did not have a clear idea.

Bombay Communists and the 1924 Textile Strike

Textile Strike Dick Kooiman The recent publications of many kinds of source material on the beginnings of the Indian communist movement, including hitherto classified intelligence reports, creates the impression that the communist movement in those early days was a very powerful political force. The fact that in 1924, there was both a major strike in the Bombay textile mills and the launching of the Kanpur Conspiracy Case reinforces this impression of a well-organised, secret communist movement posing grave dangers to the government, and both the government and Communist Party leaders, for different reasons, seek to establish a causal relation between the two.
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