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Towards India's Freedom and Partition

01 Jan 1979-
About: The article was published on 1979-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received 6 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Partition (politics).
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01 Jan 2010

79 citations

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TL;DR: The enduring role of Pakistan's army in both foreign and domestic affairs has long drawn the attention of political scientists and many scholars have proffered explanations for Pakistan's failure to make a successful transition to democracy as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: The enduring role of Pakistan's army in both foreign and domestic affairs has long drawn the attention of political scientists. Since its emergence from the partition of the British Indian Empire in 1947, Pakistan has suffered four military coups (in 1958, 1969, 1977 and 1999), long periods of political instability and a persistent inability to consolidate democratic institutions. At first glance, Pakistan's inability to sustain a transition to democracy is especially puzzling given that India, which also emerged from the collapse of British rule in South Asia, has experienced only a brief bout of authoritarian rule (1975–77) and has managed to consolidate democracy – even though the quality of its democratic institutions and their performance leaves much to be desired. Many scholars have proffered explanations for Pakistan's failure to make a successful transition to democracy. This essay will argue that all the extant accounts are partial and incomplete. It will contend that the roots of Pakistan's prop...

27 citations


Cites background from "Towards India's Freedom and Partiti..."

  • ...A small sub-set of that literature consists of the following: Mehrotra (1978), Singh (1987), Hasan (1995), Pandey (2001), Sarila (2005), Wolpert (2006), von Tunzelmann (2008)....

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R.J. Moore1
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a survey of the transfer of power in South Asia, focusing on the history of power transfer in the Indian sub-continent, and present the following:
Abstract: (1986). The transfer of power: An historiographical survey. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies: Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 83-95.

7 citations

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TL;DR: A reassessment of the Indian National Congress and its history can be found in this article, with a focus on the role of women in the Congress and women's empowerment of women.
Abstract: (1985). Allan O. Hume and the Indian National Congress, a reassessment. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies: Vol. 8, Indian National Congress Centenary Edition, pp. 5-23.

5 citations

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23 Dec 2020
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors trace out the origin of the Bihari community in Bangladesh and to find out their current socio-cultural condition, using qualitative method to reveal their socio-culture condition.
Abstract: Bihari community has been living in Bangladesh since 1947, after being forced to migrate from various regions of India. Owing to religious differences, the Bihari community was expelled for communal riot from their homeland. Subsequently, they moved to their ideological home propagated by two-nation theory. Bangladesh joined Pakistan as federal state after partition which made Muslims of India, including the Biharis, thought that Bangladesh was also their ideological home. Having a distinct language and culture, the Bihari community could not be able to assimilate into the society of Bangladesh. They had to remain stranded and stuck in between two cultures outside of their home. However, they were given citizenship by the Government of Bangladesh, but still the debate of them being ‘others’ still on. This study aims to trace out the origin of the Bihari community in Bangladesh and to find out their current socio-cultural condition. To reveal their socio-cultural condition, this study used qualitative method. Primary data were collected through semi-structured interviews in two Bihari settlements (camps) at Dhaka city. This study suggests that Bihari identity has been very problematic and still debatable. Even after 70 years, many Biharis have retained their distinct socio-cultural practices, while other chose assimilation. Nevertheless, their deplorable condition has been intensified by abject poverty, social exclusion and lack of entitlements to services affecting their socio-cultural condition.

3 citations