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India in the world since 1947, national and transnational perspectives, Andreas Hilger/Corinna R. Unger (eds.)

"In recent years, India has become a favorite metaphor to describe developments and phenomena considered characteristic of globalization. Rapid economic and population growth, environmental degradation, geostrategic rivalries, mega cities, global cultural production: India has it all. A transnational perspective on the 65 years of India's independence has much to offer and some to add to existing studies. The argument is based on the observation that India has a ricfh history of transnational connecitons and exchanges, and that it is important to contextualize India's current developments in its transnational history. Much of what has been happening in the past twenty years has roots which reach back much farther. Only if we study India in the world since 1947 we can understand India in the world today and tomorrow"--, Provided by Publisher
Table Of Contents
I. Identities. India in Asia : India's relations with southeast Asia and China, 1962-1991 / Manjeet S. Pardesi ; Muslims in India : secularism and its international preconditions / William Gould ; Linguistic movements, secessionism and state-building in India / Nicolas Blarel ; Destiny's children : mediated selves and ambiguous identities in the Indian diaspora in the U.S. / Sunil Bhatia, Anjali Ram -- II. Ideas. Some strategies of Indian communists after 1947 / Vijay Singh ; The political power of economic ideas? Foreign economic advisors and Indian planning in the 1950s and 1960s / David C. Engerman ; Delhi-Metro-Polis : public transport, public opinion and national politics / Michael Mann ; India's "Ville Radieuse" : modernist town planning in Chandigarh / Boris Niclas-Tölle -- III. Resources. The first stages of India's nuclear policy ' Hans-Joachim Bieber ; Indian globalisms : from population control to reproductive tourism / Mohan Rao ; Employment and unemployment in a global economy : the Indian case / Dietmar Rothermund ; The medialisation of post-colonial Indian society : national and transnational dynamics / Nadja-Christina Schneider -- IV. Power. Foreign policy and the success of India's democracy / Jennifer Bussell ; On the periphery of a global conflict : India and the cold war, 1947-1991 / Robert J. McMahon ; Divided nations : India and Germany / Amit Das Gupta ; Between regional and global interests : the Indo-Soviet Treaty of 1971 / Srinath Raghavan
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
384 pages, 22 cm.

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