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Gandhi and the Debate about Civilisation

For Gandhi, the national question was much more than a struggle between two culturally-defined civilisations. For him, getting rid of colonial rule was part of a larger project to replace and resist modern civilisation. This article situates Gandhi's endeavour against the backdrop of the romantic vision of India's past, envisaged by the Orientalists, and the disparaging perspective of the Utilitarians and the evangelists.

Centrist Logic of Indian Politics

The authors of Explaining Indian Democracy reiterate their view on the changing role of the state in India and the meaning and consequences of centrist politics.

The Making of US Foreign Policy for South Asia

This article on the making of US foreign policy for south Asia examines the US strategy of "offshore balancing" in historical perspective. It spans the cold war period when the US supported Pakistan against India in checking the rise of the latter, the postcold war period when the Clinton administration seemed to be willing to accord recognition to India's overwhelming military, economic and diplomatic preponderance in the region, and the post-September 11, 2001 period during which India is inclined to "bandwagon" with the world's sole superpower.

Civil Society and the Realm of Freedom

In theory civil society and associations are an individual's protection against the state. This essay takes up empirical accounts dealing with society and politics to examine the assumed positive relationship between democracy and civil society. It offers a more critical view of the concept of associations and their impact on democracy.

Transformation of Congress Party-Why 1980 Was Not a Restoration

THE mid-term parliamentary election of 1980 appeared to restore the political universe that had supported one party dominance by the Indian National Congress. Indira Gandhi led the Congress to an unanticipated victory. The electoral outcome (43 per cent of the votes; 67 per cent of the seats) resembled outcomes in the era of one party dominance (1952, 1957 and 1962), But the resemblance was superficial.

Reflections of an Indian Scholar

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph In India, the author suggests, there is today a wave of what may be catted cosmological nationalism, art impetus toward repossessing one's intellectual categories even as one has repossessed one's political fate and one's cultural climate.

Student Politics and National Politics in India

Lloyd I Rudolph Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Karuna Ahmed The emergence of youth as a new political class is a consequence of the creation and prolongation of youth as a distinctive life-stage with its attendant cultures and social arrangements. This has been made possible by the relatively rapid build-up of the educational system. And it has all been supported mainly by the requirements and rewards of industrial economies for literate, knowledgeable, and skilled labour forces working away from home and family, and also the aspiration that democratic citizens should be informed and responsible.

Standards in Democratised Higher Education-An Analysis of the Indian Experience

An Analysis of the Indian Experience Lloyd I Rudolph Susanne Hoeber Rudolph The alleged decline in the standards of education as a consequence of the vast expansion in education since Independence has been loudly and frequently lamented hut less frequently analysed empirically.

Regional Patterns of Education-Rimland and Heartland in Indian Education

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Responsibility for education lies primarily on the States. Since the States differ significantly with respect to language, history, economic levels and social structure, their differences get translated into the quite distinct patterns of education to be found among the States.

The Private Origins of a Public Ethic

In India traditional primary group obligations have been peculiarly compelling. Countervailing obligations to civic virtue or public law have relatively little support in the traditional norms and institutions. To establish the idea of public obligations in this setting was a task of considerable proportions.
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