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From India to Israel, identity, immigration, and the struggle for religious equality, book,

Bene Israel; from India to Israel again

Book Name: From India to Israel : Identity, Immigration, and the Struggle for Religious Equality Author: Joseph Hodes Travelling a distance of 4540 kilometers from the Dominion of India to the newly created state of Israel after its creation eight decades ago was certainly motivated by a cause.  In just three years from 1948 to […]

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Dr. Ambedkar, India, liberalism, Dalits, book,

Dr. Ambedkar, a man for all ages!

Book Name: The Socio-Political Ideas of Br Ambedkar : Liberal Constitutionalism in a Creative Mould Author: Bidyut Chakrabarty There are more than 3000 castes or Jatis in India which have further sub castes internally making the social and political system of this country further complicated and tense.  In such a diverse and religious-based caste division,

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Media as Politics in South Asia, book, channels, TVs, media,

Media as arbiter between masses and state

Book Name: Media as Politics in South Asia Editors: Sahana Udupa, Stephen McDowell Can we imagine a society that is immune or at least less influenced by the impact of media both traditional and non-traditional?  Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad were the media of their times hymning to the war heroes. The same techniques and tactics

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India, masculine hegemony, book,

Gendered politics and nationalism in India

Book Name: Gender and Hindu Nationalism: Understanding Masculine Hegemony Author: Prem Kumar Vijayan How gender and nationalism intermingle with each other and how they exert an effect upon each other with a special reference to India, Indian politics, and nationalism.  The author’s concept of Masculine hegemony as is posited and elaborated by him in this

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The Vernacularisation of Democracy: Politics, Caste, and Religion in India, book by Lucia Michelutti,

Mixing down democracy into Indian society

Book Name: The Vernacularisation of Democracy: Politics, Caste, and Religion in India Author’s Name: Lucia Michelutti The Indian subcontinent is the most diverse region of the world where so many people, races, castes, cultures, and religions dwell that baffles any outsider who peeps into this gigantic magical land! As is common in the political and

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India, foreign policy, drifting, book,

Drifting foreign policy of India

Book Name: Subcontinental Drift: Domestic politics and India’s Foreign Policy (South Asia in World Affairs) Author’s Name: Rajesh Basrur The labyrinthine image in the book implicitly conveys the meaning of the complexity of South Asian politics.  How and why India’s desire to be a super or at least a regional power is restricted by some

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education, effects, brainwashing

Assembling of Citizenship through Education

Book Name; Manufacturing Citizenship, Education and Nationalism in Europe, South Asia and China. Editor; Veronique Benei Gobalization has globalized everything. Right from trade, politics, migration to education. Nothing is now isolated and could vigorously be affected by globalization. Political boundaries and lines now exist only in maps as symbolic demarcation of political entity and sovereignty.

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Liberia, Nepal, female, fighters, book, UN, DDR,

Disarmed and Neglected Amazon warriors

Book Name; Female ex-Combatants, Empowerment and Reintegration, Gender Inequalities in Liberia and Nepal.   Author; Michanne Steenbergen. The UN led program of DDR (Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration) for female ex combatants was started in March 2005 to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate them into their society again. The specific focus of this program was their female

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left, politics, South, Asia

Left going into further left!

Book Name: Radical politics in South Asia. Editors: Paul R. Brass, Marcus F. Franda. The seven South Asian countries with more than one billion people living in them is a vast chunk of land which could not be easily ignored by the world powers for their economic, political and military values. Being a conglomerate of

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sub-nationalism, conflicts, South Asia

Local Colours in High Colour!

Book Name; Patchwork States: the Historical roots of Subnational Conflict and Competition in South Asia. Author; Adnan Naseemullah The British rule in India and then its independence and division into the two successor states of India and Pakistan in August 1947 on the assumed religious ideologies of Islam and Hinduism served as a gluing force

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