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Politics in India

By: Kothari, Rajni.
Publisher: Hyderabad Orient BlackSwan 2012Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xxxi, 470 p.ISBN: 9788125042815.Subject(s): Social science | Political science | Inida - Politics and government - 1947DDC classification: 320.954 Summary: In this pioneering study of India as a vibrant and politically sustainable polity, Rajni Kothari covers considerable basic ground. Politics in India was first published in 1970 and marks a turning point in the evolution of the authorHs intellectual contributions.From the theoretical, historical, socio-cultural, and comparative matrices of Indian polity, this book ranges through strategies, concerns, and issues that strengthen and support IndiaHs tried and tested political institutions and the agencies that promote the countryHs national integration. KothariHs superiority as a theorist and teacher is evident in this book. Its detailed analyses and commentary cover existing and emergent paradigms of Indian political life and action. It also deals with the politics of party system and coalitions, social infrastructure and balanced growth options, including IndiaHs challenges and the greater role it envisages in subcontinental and international politics. The concluding chapter on Future Perspectives is KothariHs helpful pointer towards this prospect.(http://www.orientblackswan.com/display.asp?categoryID=0&isbn=978-81-250-4281-5) In this second edition, the introduction by Prakash Sarangi highlights the significance of book as an important landmark and its relevance in contemporary times.
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In this pioneering study of India as a vibrant and politically sustainable polity, Rajni Kothari covers considerable basic ground. Politics in India was first published in 1970 and marks a turning point in the evolution of the authorHs intellectual contributions.From the theoretical, historical, socio-cultural, and comparative matrices of Indian polity, this book ranges through strategies, concerns, and issues that strengthen and support IndiaHs tried and tested political institutions and the agencies that promote the countryHs national integration. KothariHs superiority as a theorist and teacher is evident in this book. Its detailed analyses and commentary cover existing and emergent paradigms of Indian political life and action. It also deals with the politics of party system and coalitions, social infrastructure and balanced growth options, including IndiaHs challenges and the greater role it envisages in subcontinental and international politics. The concluding chapter on Future Perspectives is KothariHs helpful pointer towards this prospect.(http://www.orientblackswan.com/display.asp?categoryID=0&isbn=978-81-250-4281-5) In this second edition, the introduction by Prakash Sarangi highlights the significance of book as an important landmark and its relevance in contemporary times.

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