Constitution of India

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  • John Locke's Social Contract Theory In The Constitution Of India

    John Locke's Social Contract Theory is particularly reflected in the Constitution of India. As indicated by Locke's hypothesis, man in the 'state of Nature' wanted to secure their property and with the end goal of protection of their property, men went into the "Social Contract". Under the agreement, individuals met up and made two unison - Pactum Unionis and Pactum Subjectionis. The Preamble to the Constitution of India begins with the phrase “WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN…” This shows the people of India coming together to form a sovereign authority i.e., the Sovereign of India. This can aptly be related to the Pactum Unionis as described in Locke’s theory. The Preamble ends with “……

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  • Why Is Mahatma Ghandi Important To India's Civil Rights Movement?

    Located on the continent of Asia, India is a place you might want to expand your knowledge on. For starters, the countries bordering India consist of Bangladesh, Nepal, China and Pakistan. To the south of India is the Indian Ocean. India covers 1,269,000 square miles making it about one-third the size of the United States. (MapFight) After World War I, a nationalist movement supporting civil disobedience was led by Mahatma Ghandi. Mahatma Ghandi fought injustice and defended his rights as an…

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  • Gandhi's Responsible For The Quit India Movement

    responsible for this act violence, suggesting that they were a deliberate act of Congress policy .Gandhi resolutely denied these charges, but the deadlock was not to be resolved. Quaid-e-Azam considered Quit India movement as anti-Muslims action of the Congress and declared it as political Black-Mailing .the Muslim League in reply to “ Quit India ” slogans by the Congress demanded “ First Divide and then Quit .” Quaid-e-Azam said, “The Quit India Movement in fact is a conspiracy to establish…

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  • Indira Gandhi: Mother India Or Tyrant

    Mother India or Tyrant Indira Gandhi leaves a divided legacy. To the poor she is a hero. She is Mother India, who helped the underprivileged with her social welfare programs and the mother of the Green Revolution, which helped make India self-sufficient in grain productions. For others she is the architect of the Emergency, a dark period in India’s history when democracy was suppressed and political enemies we put down or jailed. Under her rule India won a war against Pakistan freeing the east,…

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  • Importance Of Modernisation Theory Of India

    inapplicability in many democratising countries today. To address this tension, this essay will outline the theoretical foundations of modernisation theory and subsequently offer an institutionalist and voluntarist approach in revealing its inapplicability in India. To conclude, this essay will explore the implications of India’s democratic success on the present state of modernisation theory. I) MODERNISATION THEORY Modernisation theory is concisely summarised by Lipset’s famous adage “the…

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  • The Maoist Prime Minister Pusha Kamal Dahal's Communities And Challenges In Nepal

    It should be changed as the emerging situation and challenges require. But a foreign country has no business to dictate our country 's constitution. Dahal reduced the Nepal goverment to the level of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu. He agreed in the joint statement to create a joint monitoring mechansim of the Nepal government and the Indian embassy to monitor the implementation of Indian-assisted projects in Nepal. This is demeaning for Nepal. Besides, Dahal agreed to coordination Nepal 's…

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  • T. N. Gandhi: Secularism And Politics

    Sambhava which is religious tolerance and equality (a substantial one) for all the religions; hence do we see special privileges offered to the minority communities. At the same time, one could argue that what we have in India is pseudo-secularism; the Shah Bano case for example. But also, although I cannot argue that India is not a secular state, I still cannot imagine a religion-powered state or vice-versa. If people think secularism is creating differences and thus communal violence, what is…

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  • The Influence Of The Caste System

    The caste system used by Hindus of India is the oldest social structure in the world. The first mention of the system is in the Sanskrit text Manusmriti (also known as the Laws of Manu), which dates 1000 years before the birth of Christ, which "acknowledges and justifies the caste system as the basis of order and regularity of society"(BBC, 2017). The system divides Hindus into hierarchical groupings based upon their karma (work) and dharma (duty). These groupings are called castes. There are…

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  • Oppression And Treatment Of The Dalit Panthers Movement In India

    Buddhism in South India (Tamil Nadu) was slowly phased out since the Buddhist monks no longer continued with essential Buddhist practices and under the double onslaught of Jainism and Hinduism lost important ground and royal patronage, to give way to the Bhakti movement which incorporated both Buddhist and Jain philosophies, but remained dominantly Hindu in the images that it projected. Even in contemporary India, Buddhism has been accepted within the folds of Hinduism, which does not help the…

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  • A Curious Wealth Of Poverty In Behind The Beautiful By Katherine Boo

    A Curious Wealth of Poverty There is no place on earth quite like India. It is alive and bursting at the seams, its economy expanding at unprecedented rates. Potential is the national currency: GDP skyrocketing, international investment booming, and industry flourishing. Where dirt once dominated, there now stand skyscrapers, highways, luxury apartments. And yet, amidst all this wealth and prosperity, 363 million Indians are still living below the poverty line (Katyal), excluded from the…

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