Indian Political Thought: Themes and Thinkers

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Mahendra Prasad Singh, Himanshu Roy
Pearson Education India, 2011 - Electronic books - 276 pages
Indian Political Thought: Themes and Thinkers covers all major Indian political thinkers from the ancient, through medieval to the modern times. Thus, this book provides an overview of the evolution of the Indian political thought through different historical periods, giving an insight into the sociological and political conditions of the times that shaped the Indian political thinking. It does not only talk about the lives and times of the thinkers, but also explores the important themes that formed the basis of their political ideologies. The chapters discuss the contributions of the thinkers and at the same time examine some important themes including the theory of state, civil rights, ideal polity, governance, nationalism, democracy, social issues like gender and caste, swaraj, satyagraha, liberalism, constitutionalism, Marxism, socialism and Gandhism. With a comprehensive coverage of both the thinkers and the themes of the Indian political thought, this book caters to needs of the undergraduate as well as the post graduate courses of all Indian universities. It is valuable also for UGC-NET and civil service examinations.
 

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Contents

Theory of State
1
Social Laws
18
Good Sultan and Ideal Polity
30
Governance and Administration
42
Civil Rights
54
Social Justice
70
Cultural Nationalism
93
Nationalism and Democracy
107
Gender and Caste
123
Swaraj and Satyagraha
132
Hindutva and Critique of Caste System
155
Radical Liberalism
185
Constitutionalism
201
Democracy
240
Marxism Democratic
261
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