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Directive Principles of State Policy

DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY (DPSP) 

The Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) are incorporated in Part IV of the Constitution, spanning Articles 36 to 51. These principles draw inspiration from the Irish Constitution. Features of DPSP:  The DPSPs serve as constitutional guidelines for the state, aimed at fostering societal development. Essentially, they offer recommendations that the state must consider when ...

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 Theory: An Evolving Discipline of Critical Thought and Analysis

“Political theory is the most salient feature of politics in the past and continues to illuminate its future.”— Sheldon Wolin Introduction to Political Theory Political theory is a fundamental component of political science, recently recognized as an academic field. Historically, those involved in this discipline identified themselves as philosophers or scientists. The term “political theory” ...

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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