Published by BRILL on 07/19/1988
Book details: 147 pages.
This volume addresses the problem of military and economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, particularly the prospects for amity and enmity in its four regional subsystems: Australasia, Southern Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia.
Published by BRILL on 07/19/1998
Book details: 144 pages.
Published by Brill Archive on 07/19/1975
Book details: 155 pages.
This volume provides a critical reading of Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan (1956), Neel Mukherjee’s The Lives of Others (2014) and Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance (1995) to provide a literary account of three fundamental moments in India’s history: the Partition of 1947, the Naxalbari movement, and Indira Gandhi’s Emergency. These novels provide literary interpretations of the ways in which feelings of fear and insecurity connected with ethno-religious rivalries, as well as with new power shifts in Indian socio-economic structure, gave a significant contribution to the formation of the political landscape in post-colonial India. More specifically, defying any kind of identitarian juxtaposition (be it related to ethnic belonging, religion, sexuality, or social class), the present work reads those three major novels in Indian English fiction to investigate how episodes of violence, in the first three decades after India’s independence from the British Empire, were enacted under the influence of cultural images and “affects” which legitimised different social groups to claim for themselves the right to prevail over others, or even take their lives. The volume starts with a reflection on the spreading of rumours during Partition in Train to Pakistan (1956) and their power to turn friendly communities into sworn enemies. The analysis proceeds then to discuss how the newborn government’s struggle to stifle the Naxalbari movement, as it described in The Lives of Others, was partly sustained by paranoiac feelings projected by the new metropolitan bourgeoisie on the people living in the rural parts of the country. The historical itinerary concludes with an analysis of A Fine Balance’s description of the two main political objectives of the Emergency: the “beautification” of India and the reduction of the country’s population. Both appear to be revealing moments of a predatory character present in the new Indian democratic institutions, transmitted as a kind of bodily contagion.
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing on 06/11/2018
Book details: 123 pages.
History & Historiography: From Ancient to Modern World is entitled to serve as a bundle of various research articles and research papers. The book concentrate mainly on the topics which, we think, will be valuable to apprehend the various research areas deeply and more profoundly. This book also includes such topics that are mainly related to our glorious history and the development of our ideas about the past. The present volume is the first in highlighting articles and essays written by young scholars. These young scholars are more way than a historians. They have written on the topics with respective to the fields of specialization, really agreed and sent in their contributions. This collection precisely focuses precisely on Indian and European History. Although there is a vast literature available on the subject but the need to put forth the mind-set of young historians has been long felt. Nevertheless, it incorporates a wide range of fascinating information, which will to a greater extend appeal to the general reader as well.
Published by VIJ Books India Pvt. Ltd. on 08/31/2018
Book details: 159 pages.
Making the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party’s nuclear tests in 1998 its starting point, this book examines how opinion amongst India’s ‘attentive’ public shifted from supporting nuclear abstinence to accepting — and even feeling a need for — a more assertive policy, by examining the complexities of the debate in India on nuclear policy in the 1990s. The study seeks to account for the shift in opinion by looking at the parallel processes of how nuclear policy became an important part of the public discourse in India, and what it came to symbolise for the country’s intelligentsia during this decade. It argues that the pressure on New Delhi in the early 1990s to fall in line with the non-proliferation regime, magnified by India’s declining global influence at the time, caused the issue to cease being one of defence, making it a focus of nationalist pride instead. The country’s nuclear programme thus emerged as a test of its ability to withstand external compulsions, guaranteeing not so much the sanctity of its borders as a certain political idea of it — that of a modern, scientific and, most importantly, ‘sovereign’ state able to defend its policies and set its goals.
Published by Routledge on 03/21/2014
Book details: 354 pages.
The fascist Rashtriay Swayamsevak Sangh, through its political arm, the Bharatiya Janata Party, is now at the centre of Indian politics. This poses a grave danger to Indian democracy and secularism.What was the role of the Hindutva forces in the struggle against the British?What links did Gandhiji's killer Nathuram Godse have with the RSS?How did the political arm of the RSS, the Jan Sangh, and its later incarnation, BJP, come into being?
Published by LeftWord Books on 07/19/2019
Book details: 112 pages.
Pathways to Power introduces the domestic politics and ongoing transformative social processes of South Asia in their broadest possible context by exploring the interplay between politics, cultural values, and human security that looms large on a daily basis. In a cohesive set of country case studies, the text moves beyond conventional views of South Asia by systematically tracing how identity politics—based on religion, caste, ethnicity, regionalism, and social class—infuses all aspects of social and political life.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on 12/19/2013
Book details: 428 pages.
Studies of free radicals on surfaces are of interest for several reasons: the spontaneous or stimulated formation of radicals from adsorbed molecules may represent one possible mechanism for heterogeneous catalysis. In some cases the radicals are ionic, indicating that primary oxidation and reduction reactions occur. Radicals can also be used as probes to investigate diffusion processes on catalytic surfaces. The first direct observations were made more than 30 years ago, but detailed studies of structure, reactions and mobility have only recently become feasible with the advent of powerful spectroscopic techniques, to a great extent developed and used by the contributors to this volume. This comprehensive review describes new trends in the field. Leading experts write about the nature of surface active sites, methods to identify them, and the radicals formed from adsorbed molecules interacting with the surface. The emphasis is on the fundamentals covering thermal, photostimulated and radiation induced reactions as well as diffusion processes. This provides the necessary background for technological applications. This book will be useful to those who are interested in surface chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis as well as those who want to study reactive intermediates in chemical reactions. It is also of interest to scientists in photo and radiation physics and chemistry.
Published by Springer Science & Business Media on 12/06/2012
Book details: 318 pages.
The book deals with the dynamics and growth of a violent 21st century communist rebellion initiated in Nepal by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – CPN(M). It contextualizes and explains why and how a violent Maoist insurgency grew in Nepal after the end of the Cold War, in contrast to the decline of other radical communist movements in most parts of the world. Scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds employ a wide variety of approaches and methods to unravel different aspects of the rebellion. Individual chapters analyze the different causes of the insurgency, factors that contributed to its growth, the organization, agency, ideology and strategies employed by the rebels and the state, and the consequences of the insurgency. New issues are analysed in conjunction with the insurgency, such as the role of the Maoist student organization, Maoist's cultural troupes, the organization and strategies of the People's Army and the Royal Nepal Army, indoctrination and recruitment of rebels, and international factors. Based on original field work and a thorough analysis of empirical data, this book fills an existing gap in academic analyses of the insurgency in Nepal.
Published by Routledge on 10/15/2009
Book details: 374 pages.