An Indian Political Life: Charan Singh and Congress Politics-1937 to 1961

An Indian Political Life: Charan Singh and Congress Politics-1937 to 1961

An Indian Political Life: Charan Singh and Congress Politics-1937 to 1961

The book is the result of a careful study of Charan Singh s personal collection of political files coupled with a...

  • ISBN: 9788132106869
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  • Author R. Paul Brass
  • Binding Paperback

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The book is the result of a careful study of Charan Singh s personal collection of political files coupled with a series of extensive interviews with politicians, public personalities, and the local people. This book is much more than the biography of an important politician it is also an analysis of issues, movements, and political conflicts that marked the late pre-Independence and early post-Independence era. This book is volume I of a multi-volume work on The Politics of Northern India: 1937 to 1987."

 

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology of Principal Events in the Life of Charan Singh
I: Introduction: An Indian Political Life

II: Beginnings: Social Origins, Early Life and Beginning of a Political Career

Partition and Hindu, Muslim Relations

III: Town Versus The Village: Discrimination against the Village: Reservation of 60 Percent of Places in Government Jobs for Agriculturists (1939 - ?62)Transformation of the Agricultural Economy of Northern India: Land Reforms and Charan Singh?s Defence of Peasant Agriculture (1946? - 60)
Urban Development and the Peasantry: Land Acquisition in Ghaziabad and the Cultivators (1950 - ?2009)

IV: Law and Order, Corruption and Criminality In Post-Independence Uttar Pradesh: Corruption and Anti-Corruption (1947? - 51)
Integrity and Reputation in a Corrupt System (1948 - ?57)
Origins of the ?Permit?License?Quota Raj? (1949)
Land Grabbing and Land Development in the Tarai (1952 - ?55)
The Political Economy of the Hindu Joint Family (1959)
Political Parties and Crime in Early Post-Independence Uttar Pradesh (1954 - ?61)

V: Status, Hierarchy and Gender: A Death in the Family: Status, Hierarchy and Gender in the Indian Bureaucratic System (1950)

VI: Caste, Faction and Party: Caste, ?Casteism? and ?Communalism? before and after the First General Elections (1947? - 56)

The Struggle for Control of Meerut District (1954-56)
The Leader and His Followers: Loyalty, Betrayal and Trust (1949 - ?69)
Resignation After Resignation: Charan Singh in the Governments of Pandit Pant and Dr. Sampurnanand (1947? - 59)

VII: Conclusion: Power, Principle and Policy

Author R. Paul Brass
ISBN 9788132106869
Langauage English
Pages 612
Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,
Binding Paperback

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