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The Resource Army and nation : the military and Indian democracy since independence, Steven I. Wilkinson

Army and nation : the military and Indian democracy since independence, Steven I. Wilkinson

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Army and nation : the military and Indian democracy since independence
Title
Army and nation
Title remainder
the military and Indian democracy since independence
Statement of responsibility
Steven I. Wilkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At Indian independence in 1947, the country's founders worried that the army India inherited- conservative and dominated by officers and troops drawn disproportionately from a few "martial" groups-posed a real threat to democracy. They also saw the structure of the army, with its recruitment on the basis of caste and religion, as incompatible with their hopes for a new secular nation. India has successfully preserved its democracy, however, unlike many other colonial states that inherited imperial "divide and rule" armies, and unlike its neighbor Pakistan, which inherited part of the same Indian army in 1947. As Steven I. Wilkinson shows, the puzzle of how this happened is even more surprising when we realize that the Indian Army has kept, and even expanded, many of its traditional "martial class" units, despite promising at independence to gradually phase them out. Army and Nation draws on uniquely comprehensive data to explore how and why India has succeeded in keeping the military out of politics, when so many other countries have failed. It uncovers the command and control strategies, the careful ethnic balancing, and the political, foreign policy, and strategic decisions that have made the army safe for Indian democracy. Wilkinson goes further to ask whether, in a rapidly changing society, these structures will survive the current national conflicts over caste and regional representation in New Delhi, as well as India's external and strategic challenges.--
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DLC
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1965-
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Wilkinson, Steven
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • Civil-military relations
  • India
  • India
Label
Army and nation : the military and Indian democracy since independence, Steven I. Wilkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Army and nation -- Divide and rule -- War and partition -- Protecting the new democracy -- From 1962 to Bluestar -- Army and nation today -- The path not taken: Pakistan 1947-1977 -- Conclusion: Army and nation
Control code
FIEb17678341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780674728806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)878668019
Label
Army and nation : the military and Indian democracy since independence, Steven I. Wilkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Army and nation -- Divide and rule -- War and partition -- Protecting the new democracy -- From 1962 to Bluestar -- Army and nation today -- The path not taken: Pakistan 1947-1977 -- Conclusion: Army and nation
Control code
FIEb17678341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780674728806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)878668019

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