Articles for category: Indian Polity, Political Science

Indian Polity

Making of the Indian Constitution: Colonial Legacy and National Movement Contributions

The making of the Indian Constitution was deeply influenced by the colonial legacy, incorporating elements of British parliamentary practices and legal frameworks. Contributions from the national movement were pivotal, embedding principles of justice, liberty, and equality inspired by the struggle for independence and the vision of leaders like Gandhi and Nehru. Introduction The British presence ...

Political Science

Understanding Political Science: A Comprehensive Overview

Political Science is the systematic study of government, political processes, and political behavior. It explores the structure and functioning of political institutions, the dynamics of political activity, and the theoretical foundations of political systems and ideologies. Introduction to Political Science Political Science is a fundamental branch of social science that focuses on the foundations and ...

Politics

Politics: Origins and Evolution

“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.”— Otto von Bismarck Introduction The term “politics” originates from the Greek word “polis,” signifying ‘city’ or ‘state.’ It represents humanity’s endeavor to establish a societal order perceived as beneficial by its members. In ancient Greece, politics signified a groundbreaking ...

Regionalism in India

Regionalism in India: A Comprehensive Examination

Regionalism in India Introduction: Regionalism, an intrinsic facet of India’s socio-political tapestry, delineates the profound attachment individuals harbor towards their respective regions. In a country as diverse as India, characterized by a kaleidoscope of ethnicities, religions, languages, and cultures, regionalism transcends mere geographical boundaries to emerge as a formidable force shaping political discourse and identity ...

Language and Identity Politics

Language and Identity Politics in India: Exploring the Complex Interplay

Language and identity politics in India revolve around the diverse linguistic landscape, with tensions often arising over the recognition and dominance of certain languages, reflecting broader social and political dynamics. Language and Identity Politics in India Introduction: The intricate relationship between language and identity in India is a multifaceted tapestry intricately woven with historical, cultural, ...

Religion and Identity Politics in India

Religion and Identity Politics in India

Religion and Identity Politics in India Religion serves as a complex mosaic of belief systems, cultural traditions, and ethical frameworks that intricately intertwined humanity with notions of spirituality and moral guidance. However, the classification of individuals based on their religious convictions has not only catalyzed profound conflicts on a global scale but has also engendered ...

Tribal Politics and Movements

Tribal Politics and Movements

The term “tribe” typically suggests “a community denoting a collection of primitive, uncivilized groups under recognized leaders.” The initial discussion on tribal identity was influenced by those advocating for the integration of tribes into the national citizenry and others aiming for their absorption into the Hindu community. A tribe refers to a collective of individuals ...

Dalit Movements

Dalit Movements

Dalit movements advocate for the rights and dignity of Dalit communities, challenging caste-based discrimination and advocating for social, economic, and political equality. Dalit Movements Introduction To put it differently, the term “Dalits’ ‘ refers to the marginalized communities commonly known as Untouchables and Tribals, officially categorized as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively. Originating from ...

Caste-Based Identity Politics in India

Caste-Based Identity Politics in India

The tapestry of Indian politics is woven with the intricate threads of caste-based identity, a phenomenon deeply ingrained in the nation’s social fabric. This article seeks to delve into the historical origins, scholarly perspectives, and multifaceted dimensions of caste-based identity politics in India, offering a nuanced understanding of its complexities. Caste-Based Identity Politics in India ...

Reorganization of States in India

Reorganization of States in India

Reorganization of States in India During Independence, India was composed of two main types of political entities: the British Provinces, which were directly governed by the British Government, and the Princely States, which were ruled by native princes but were ultimately subject to the authority of the British Crown. Following the enactment of the Indian ...

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