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The Resource How India became democratic : citizenship and the making of the universal franchise, Ornit Shani, University of Haifa, Israel

How India became democratic : citizenship and the making of the universal franchise, Ornit Shani, University of Haifa, Israel

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How India became democratic : citizenship and the making of the universal franchise
Title
How India became democratic
Title remainder
citizenship and the making of the universal franchise
Statement of responsibility
Ornit Shani, University of Haifa, Israel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How India Became Democratic explores the greatest experiment in democratic human history. It tells the untold story of the preparation of the electoral roll on the basis of universal adult franchise in the world's largest democracy. Ornit Shani offers a new view of the institutionalisation of democracy in India, and of the way democracy captured the political imagination of its diverse peoples. Turning all adult Indians into voters against the backdrop of the partition of India and Pakistan, and in anticipation of the drawing up of a constitution, was a staggering task. Indians became voters before they were citizens - by the time the constitution came into force in 1950, the abstract notion of universal franchise and electoral democracy were already grounded. Drawing on rich archival materials, Shani shows how the Indian people were a driving force in the making of democratic citizenship as they struggled for their voting rights
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shani, Ornit
Dewey number
324.60954
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ292
LC item number
.S468 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffrage
  • Representative government and representation
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • India
Label
How India became democratic : citizenship and the making of the universal franchise, Ornit Shani, University of Haifa, Israel
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Nov 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Designing for democracy: rewriting the bureaucratic colonial imagination; 2. The pursuit of citizenship in the making of the electoral roll: registering partition refugees; 3. The roll as 'serialised epic' and the personalisation of the universal franchise; 4. Disciplining the federal structure; 5. Shaping the constitution from below and the role of the Secretariat; 6. The limits of inclusion; Conclusion: a 17 crore and 220 yard democracy
Control code
CR9781107705722
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107705722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
How India became democratic : citizenship and the making of the universal franchise, Ornit Shani, University of Haifa, Israel
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Nov 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Designing for democracy: rewriting the bureaucratic colonial imagination; 2. The pursuit of citizenship in the making of the electoral roll: registering partition refugees; 3. The roll as 'serialised epic' and the personalisation of the universal franchise; 4. Disciplining the federal structure; 5. Shaping the constitution from below and the role of the Secretariat; 6. The limits of inclusion; Conclusion: a 17 crore and 220 yard democracy
Control code
CR9781107705722
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107705722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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