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India Briefing, 1993

1st Edition

By Philip Oldenburg


264 pages

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A common theme in the India Briefing series has been India’s resilience in the face of turmoil and tragedy. This year’s volume demonstrates that India is under greater stress than ever before. In the country’s severest test, India’s secular foundations were shaken by the storming and destruction of the Barbi mosque in Ayodhya. This act of violence

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Battling the Past, Forging a Future? Ayodhya and Beyond -- Foreign Policy in 1992: Building Credibility -- Economic Reforms: Birth of an “Asian Tiger” -- The Constitution, Society, and Law -- Social Movements and the Redefinition of Democracy -- Cinema and Television -- 1992: A Chronology

About the Author

Philip Oldenburg is an independent scholar who teaches at Columbia University. He is the author of various publications on India, the most recent of which is the article “Sex Ratio, Son Preference, and Violence in India: A Research Note.” Dr. Oldenburg is currently conducting research on grass-roots governance in India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies