ISBN: 978 984 506 381 4

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Political Parties in India

By Abdur Razzaq (Author) Ahrar Ahmad (Editor)

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: January 2022 No. of Pages: 218 Weight (kg): 1


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The title of the project, ''Political Parties in India'', is a bit limiting. While it may have been the early focus of the exercise, it eventually evolved into an exploration in social, economic and intellectual history of 19th and early 20th century India that went far beyond its original intent.
In this study he explores the changes in class formations under British rule in India, investigates the spread of “modern” (particularly English) education and the new discourses it generated, and examines the increasing Indian presence in the bureaucracy, military as well as the Central and Provincial legislatures, that led to new opportunities and demands expressed in the lively media environment that had come into existence. He suggests that the political movements and organizations that were vague and inchoate in the beginning gradually became more formalized and animated later, and opines that political parties did not drive these popular movements but were actually shaped by them. He also discusses the increasing “distancing” between the Hindu and Muslim communities in the context of the competition among the educated middle classes for political and economic advancement that had far-reaching consequences later.
It provides an informed and engaging review of that period – comprehensive in scope, shrewd in observation, rich in insight, unconventional in analysis, and astute in judgment. We are thrilled in being able to finally present this long-awaited publication to the public. 
1. Preliminary Considerations
2. Exercise of Power in India and Meaning of Changes in the Manner of its Exercise
3. The Non-official Europeans
4. The Indigenous Political Middle Classes in India
5. The Mind of the Educated Middle Class in India
6. The Press and its Significance
7. The Origin of Organized Political Movements in India
8. Constitutional Provisions and Political Parties


This book features in: Politics and Political Science History

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