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India in the World since 1947

National and Transnational Perspectives

Edited By Andreas Hilger and Corinna R. Unger

In recent years, India has become a favorite metaphor to describe developments and phenomena considered characteristic of globalization. Rapid economic and population growth, environmental degradation, geostrategic rivalries, mega cities, global cultural production: India has it all. A transnational perspective on the 65 years of India’s independence has much to offer and some to add to existing studies. The argument is based on the observation that India has a rich history of transnational connections and exchanges, and that it is important to contextualize India’s current developments in its transnational history. Much of what has been happening in the past twenty years has roots which reach back much farther. Only if we study India in the world since 1947 we can understand India in the world today and tomorrow.

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Andreas Hilger / Corinna R. Unger Introduction: India in the world since 1947 .................................................. 9 I. Identities Manjeet S. Pardesi India in Asia: India’s relations with Southeast Asia and China, 1962-1991……………………………………………………… ....... 15 William Gould Muslims in India: Secularism and its international preconditions .............. 35 Nicolas Blarel Linguistic movements, secessionism and state-building in India ............... 60 Sunil Bhatia / Anjali Ram Destiny’s Children: Mediated Selves and ambiguous identities in the Indian diaspora in the U.S………………………………………….77 II. Ideas Vijay Singh Some strategies of Indian communists after 1947 ...................................... 99 David C. Engerman The political power of economic ideas? Foreign economic advisors and Indian planning in the 1950s and 1960s ..................................... 120 Michael Mann Delhi-Metro-Polis: Public transport, public opinion and national Politics………. .................................................................................. 136 Boris Niclas-Tölle India’s “Ville Radieuse”: Modernist town planning in Chandigarh ......... 161 8 III. Resources Hans-Joachim Bieber The first stages of India’s nuclear policy .................................................. 183 Mohan Rao Indian globalisms: From population control to reproductive tourism ...... 205 Dietmar Rothermund Employment and unemployment in a global economy: The Indian case . 222 Nadja-Christina Schneider The medialisation of post-colonial Indian society: National and transna- tional dynamics ................................................................................. 236 IV. Power Jennifer Bussell Foreign policy and the success of India’s democracy .............................. 259 Robert J. McMahon On the periphery of a global conflict: India and the cold war, 1947-1991……. ................................................................................ 276 Amit Das Gupta Divided nations: India and Germany ........................................................ 300 Srinath Raghavan Between regional and global interests: The Indo-Soviet Treaty of 1971 . 326 Bibliography About the authors

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