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The Republic of India is located in South Asia, and is the seventh largest country in the world, with the second largest population (over one billion) and the world’s largest democracy.
The Indian economy is the fourth largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity and is the world's second fastest growing economy.
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  Politics of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of India takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of India is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
According to its constitution, India is a "sovereign socialist secular democratic republic;" the largest state with a democratically-elected government.
India's bicameral parliament (also known as the Sansad) consists of the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and the Lok Sabha (House of the People).
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 Wikinfo | Politics of India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
India had an effective police force that is far less corrupt than many others in the region.
The Hindu-nationalist BJP draws its political strength mainly from the "Hindi belt" in the northern and western regions of India.
The political fortunes of the Congress have suffered badly as major groups in its traditional vote bank have been lost to emerging regional and caste-based parties, such as the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party.
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 Manas: History and Politics of India
In the fifth century, large parts of India were united under Ashoka; he also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to o ther parts of Asia.
On 26 January 1950, India became a Republic, and the Constitution of India was promulgated.
In 1971, India crushed Pakistan in a short war that also saw the birth of Bangladesh, and Indira was now at the helm of her powers.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/mainhist.html   (700 words)

 India Resource Center - Business Enters Politics in India
He's from a state where agriculture is politics and agriculture is business, Badal denies strenuously that there is any conflict of interest between his family business and the political objectives of the Akali Dal.
But he reckons that politics is as much the family business as hotels, restaurants, and interests in the sugar industry.
India Resource Center is making this article available in our efforts to advance the understanding of corporate accountability, human rights, labor rights, social and environmental justice issues.
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 POLITICS: India, US Tighten Nuclear Handshake
And India has redoubled its lobbying on Capitol Hill through professional public relation agencies and influential groups of Indians settled in the U.S. Their efforts have borne fruit as increasing numbers of U.S. lawmakers, who were earlier sceptical, have come around to backing the deal.
India claimed it successfully tested a fusion assembly in 1998, but independent experts say it turned out to be a dud.
In the past, India was lukewarm towards the FMCT which it regards as a measure to limit the size of its nuclear arsenal.
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The political mass is divided among two camps from 1950 onwards, the left of the centre parties, headed by Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Centrist alliance dominated by Congress (I).
From 1916 onwards, political conferences were held in Malabar to bring the grievances of the people to the attention of the Government.
Meanwhile realignment of political forces took place and the Congress (Antony) and KC (M) re-entered in to the ranks of former Congress (I).
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 Bibliography on Party Politics in India, 1950-62
Due to the nature of the Indian political system from 1950-1962, scholars have generally studied the National Congress either in terms of its dynamic leaders, i.e., Gandhi and Jawaharal Nehru, or its organizational effectiveness in reconciling diverse political viewpoints and strategies within one institution.
As is the case with the literature on political parties in all countries, empirical theories are notoriously absent in party literature in India.
It was not until the middle of the present decade that political researchers began to develop theoretical frameworks applicable to the Indian political system.
janda.org /icpp/ICPP1980/Book/PART3/0-AngloAmerica/08-IndiaBib.htm   (1224 words)

 India - Government and Politics
The period of political domination by the Congress (I) branch of the Indian National Congress came to an end with the party's defeat in the 1989 general elections, and India began a period of intense multiparty political competition.
The Congress (I) political leadership had lost the mantle of moral integrity inherited from the Indian National Congress's role in the independence movement, and it was widely viewed as corrupt.
It is likely to further exacerbate political conflict because of the increasing pluralism of the country's party system and the growing diversity of interest-group representation.
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 Murky politics around India's nuclear plans - The Economic Times   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was for this reason, too, that India refused to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) since it would have prevented it from conducting tests while the more advanced Big Five - and especially the US - could continue to simulate such exercises in the laboratories because of their technological capabilities.
In a way, even the 1974 test may have had a political purpose since it boosted then prime minister Indira Gandhi’s image, which had declined sharply after her widely acclaimed role in the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971.
Similarly, when she felt her political stock declining again in the early 1980s, she is believed to have decided on conducting a nuclear test in 1983, for which then defence minister R Venkataraman (who later became president) surveyed the testing site in Rajasthan.
economictimes.indiatimes.com /articleshow/msid-964343,prtpage-1.cms   (582 words)

 rediff.com: cricket channel - Politics seen helping India, Pakistan play again
India's Sports Minister Uma Bharti is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in the next two days, and is expected to support the team's trip to Pakistan, a sports ministry official said on Sunday.
India have not toured Pakistan to play Tests since 1989, when the team led by Krishnamachari Srikkanth drew a three-Test series.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president A C Muthiah has said the Indian government had clarified that it had no objections if the teams met in a multilateral tournament.
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 Flak Magazine: Indian Spring 06.02.04
India's agricultural sector is also badly in need of land reform.
In the end, the new prime minister of India is just as committed to pro-market economic reforms as Vajpayee.
The challenge for Singh, India, and many other developing countries facing growing inequality will be not only to recognize the problem, but to find politically viable solutions before things get worse.
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 India's Politics(Federal System, President, Vice President, Council of Ministers, Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha, State ...
India's central government has authority over these states and even has the authority to change the boundaries of the states.
India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government.
The Chief Justice of a High Court is appointed by the President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India and the Governor of the state.
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 India - Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
India's elections in the 1990s involve overseeing an electorate of about 521 million voters who travel to nearly 600,000 polling stations to chose from some 8,950 candidates representing roughly 162 parties.
India's party system is in the throes of historic change.
While the Congress (I) was encountering growing difficulties in maintaining its coalition of upper-caste elites, Muslims, Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes, the BJP was endeavoring to organize a new majority around the appeal of Hindu nationalism.
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 Books on Politics: Books on Politics from India / South Asia
India, Pakistan and the West / Spear, Percival - 2006 [Rs.
Politics of Conflict and Peace in Sri Lanka / Sahadevan, P. & Votta, Neil De - 2006 [Rs.
The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India : A Divided Leviathan / Sinha, Aseema - 2006 [Rs.
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 Politics of india
India is the largest democracy in the world.
India has the biggest number of people with franchise rights and the largest number of political parties, which take part in election campaign.
With all its problems India survives as a single state with democratic character.
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 Politics of India
According to its constitution, India is a "sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic." Like the United States, India has a federal form of government.
However, the central government in India has greater power in relation to its states, and its central government is patterned after the British parliamentary system.
The coalition reflects the ongoing transition in Indian politics away from the historically dominant and national-based Congress Party toward smaller, narrower-based regional parties.
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 Politics in India
Discuss the positive and negative aspects of the relationship between the central government and the states in India.
India is largely industrially self-sufficient, in part due to the pursuit of populist protectionist policies.
India’s economic development did not come at the expense of political democracy—the politics of development was debated within the polity and was not above/outside of politics.
facstaff.gallaudet.edu /david.penna/India.html   (698 words)

 MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD  - A key to Communal politics in India
With the ultimate objective for restoration of Islamic political order their politics was focussed solely on religious fraternity of the Muslims with organised attempt to undermine the concept of Indian nationalism.
The politics of communal solidarity was in fact the real cause behind the failure of the Hindus to assimilate the Muslims in Indian society.
The most unfortunate part of the contemporary Muslim politics in India is that the leadership in the community is still not ready to take lessons from the damage caused to Indian society due to propagation of religious brotherhood for political gains.
www.saag.org /papers11/paper1072.html   (3150 words)

 Manas: History and Politics, British India
British rule was justified, in part, by the claims that the Indians required to be civilized, and that British rule would introduce in place of Oriental despotism and anarchy a reliable system of justice, the rule of law, and the notion of 'fair play'.
This was by far the greatest threat posed to the British since the beginnings of their acquisition of an empire in India in 1757, and within the space of a few weeks in May large swathes of territory in the Gangetic plains had fallen to the rebels.
The East India Company was abolished, though John Stuart Mill, the Commissioner of Correspondence at India House, London, and the unacknowledged formulator of British policy with respect to the native states, furnished an elaborate but ultimately unsuccessful plea on behalf of the Company.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/British/BrIndia.html   (998 words)

 India's nurseries of politics
Feminist economist Devki Jain feels that political empowerment through affirmative action is essential for women to ‘break this hard-rock of patriarchy.’ There has been much debate in the country about whether illiterate rural women have the skills to stand for elections and take office.
The late Gita Mukherjee, a Communist Party of India member and six-time MP from West Bengal, who headed the special parliamentary committee on the Reservations Bill, repeatedly asserted that the first step was to allow women to break into politics; their awareness would automatically rise.
The panchayati raj institutions, she said, are to be valued as the real nurseries of political leadership for women.
www.unesco.org /courier/2000_06/uk/doss24.htm   (1338 words)

 Communal Politics in India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the euphoria of India's struggle for independence, many predicted that this anachronistic division of society would disappear with the spread of literacy.
In India, as in Peru, high tax rates and overwhelming governmental regulation have driven a large part of the economy into the informal sector.
Communal politics in India is a new phenomenon spawned by socialism.
www.libertyhaven.com /countriesandregions/india/compolitics.html   (992 words)

 Abort - Abortion Scenario and Politics in India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These practices have generated intense moral, ethical, political and legal debates since abortion is not merely a techno-medical issue but "the fulcrum of a much broader ideological struggle in which the very meanings of the family, the state, motherhood and young women's sexuality are contested" (Petchesky R.P,1986 : vii).
However, abortion is not merely an issue of the political and legal rights of women but of their reproductive rights as well.
Unfortunately, in India, these factors are not properly recognized and the tendency is to adopt a `conveyer belt' approach to abortion services and research.
www.ecoindia.com /abort.htm   (5864 words)

 Desicritics Category: Politics: India
And in countries like India where people lean more towards authoritarian setup compared to libertarian, questioning authority is tantamount to being traitorous or unpatriotic, and therefore all kinds of critical introspection is condemned as sacrilegious.
It has resulted in the death of thousands of innocent civilians, the ethnic cleansing of the Kashmiri Pandits who have been forced out of their ancestral homeland and are now refugees in their own country and the desecration of a once proud land.
India claims Kashmir as an integral part of its secular vision and Pakistan wants the people of Kashmir (not a ruler) to choose their future.
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 INDIA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Harappa The Indus Valley and the Raj in India and Pakistan "Glimpses of India and Pakistan before 1947 and the story of the ancient Indus Valley.
American knowledge of India is shaped by the American Institute of Indian Studies, a consortium of universities and colleges in the United States at which scholars actively engage in teaching and research about India.
Course on contemporary India - readings On the web is an online guide for educators that includesinformation on Hindu deities, video footage of worship, lesson plansfor teachers, and proposed classroom activities for students.
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