Power and Contestation: India Since 1989

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Zed Books, Nov 15, 2007 - History - 219 pages
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This book is the ideal introduction to India's complex internal histories and external power relations since 1989, a date which marks the unraveling of India's post-independence "Nehruvian Consensus" around the idea of a self-reliant modern, secular state. While global economic integration has led to conflict between the state and dispossessed people, it has also enabled new spaces for political assertion, such as around sexuality. Older challenges to the state continue in Kashmir and the North-East, while Maoist insurgency has deepened its bases. In a world of American Empire, India as a nuclear power has abandoned non-alignment, a shift that is contested by voices within. Power and Contestation shows that the turbulence and turmoil of this period are signs of India's continued vibrancy and democracy.

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About the author (2007)

Nivedita Menon is Reader in the Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi . She is author of Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond the Law (2004) and editor of Gender and Politics in India (1999). A feminist scholar and political theorist, she has been involved in a wide range of political and social movements, especially against the rise of sectarian politics, against mass displacement of workers and in the anti-nuclearization movement.Aditya Nigam is currently a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi. He has written and published on issues relating to Marxism, modernity, nationalism and identity, and is currently working on a book on the left in a post-utopian world. He is author of The Insurrection of Little Selves (2006). He was a full-time political activist with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for over a decade and has worked with various social movements before reentering academia.

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