A Republic in the Making

India in the 1950s

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ISBN:

9780198098553

Publication date:

18/09/2017

Hardback

256 pages

Price: 575.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198098553

Publication date:

18/09/2017

Hardback

256 pages

Gyanesh Kudaisya

The Republic in the Making takes a critical look at India during the momentous 1950s. It examines the colossal challenges which India faced after Independence and considers the ideas, paths, and trajectories which were articulated in those years. Its narrative is woven around certain key themes: the manner in which India moved away from the ‘unfinished business’ of Partition; its cartographic reconstruction as a political space; the uncertain journey of its democratic institutions; the crafting of inclusive citizenship; and finally, the audacious project of economic self-reliance through development planning and land reforms. Imaginatively written and drawing upon massive archival research, it will appeal to all those with an interest in the making of contemporary India.

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Gyanesh Kudaisya

Description

The 1950s were a momentous decade in India’s contemporary history, marked by dramatic events and colossal challenges. A Republic in the Making looks at India’s uncertain trajectory as it evolved in the years after Independence. Its narrative conveys a sense of the hopes and aspirations, dilemmas and anxieties of the political leadership in those times. It offers insights into how India came to be transformed in significant ways in those years to anchor itself as a resilient, democratic polity, increasingly coming to terms with societal heterogeneity. It considers the key ideas, paths, and trajectories which were articulated in the 1950s and have left an imprint upon the Republic’s fabric. The values and personalities from that decade continue to remain a frame of reference, a benchmark for public life in India.
Presented as a broad-brush canvas, this highly readable work shall be of interest to all those curious about the trails and tracks of India’s exciting journey in its formative decade as a new nation.

About the Author

Gyanesh Kudaisya
is Associate Professor in South Asian history at the National University of Singapore. A specialist in contemporary history, he obtained a doctorate from the University of Cambridge.

Gyanesh Kudaisya

Table of contents


Preface
Acknowledgements
1. The Unfinished Business of Partition
2. From Patchwork to Tapestry: Cartographic Reconstructions
3. Democracy: An Uncertain Journey
4. Crafting Citizenship
5. Planning Endeavours
6. Summing Up
Notes and References
Bibliography
Chronology
Photographs
Index
About the Author

Gyanesh Kudaisya

Features

  • Makes for an engaged and easy reading of India’s socio-political history
  • Considers the key ideas, paths and trajectories which were articulated in the years after Independence
  • Will interest readership across a wide range of disciplines: history, politics, sociology, economics

Gyanesh Kudaisya

Gyanesh Kudaisya

Description

The 1950s were a momentous decade in India’s contemporary history, marked by dramatic events and colossal challenges. A Republic in the Making looks at India’s uncertain trajectory as it evolved in the years after Independence. Its narrative conveys a sense of the hopes and aspirations, dilemmas and anxieties of the political leadership in those times. It offers insights into how India came to be transformed in significant ways in those years to anchor itself as a resilient, democratic polity, increasingly coming to terms with societal heterogeneity. It considers the key ideas, paths, and trajectories which were articulated in the 1950s and have left an imprint upon the Republic’s fabric. The values and personalities from that decade continue to remain a frame of reference, a benchmark for public life in India.
Presented as a broad-brush canvas, this highly readable work shall be of interest to all those curious about the trails and tracks of India’s exciting journey in its formative decade as a new nation.

About the Author

Gyanesh Kudaisya
is Associate Professor in South Asian history at the National University of Singapore. A specialist in contemporary history, he obtained a doctorate from the University of Cambridge.

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Table of contents


Preface
Acknowledgements
1. The Unfinished Business of Partition
2. From Patchwork to Tapestry: Cartographic Reconstructions
3. Democracy: An Uncertain Journey
4. Crafting Citizenship
5. Planning Endeavours
6. Summing Up
Notes and References
Bibliography
Chronology
Photographs
Index
About the Author

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