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Accommodating diversity : ideas and institutional practices /
edited by Gurpreet Mahajan.
imprint
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2011.
description
xvi, 340 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0198075030, 9780198075035
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Book
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New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2011.
isbn
0198075030
9780198075035
abstract
Contributed articles presented at a seminar in 2008 organized by IIAS at Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
catalogue key
9138602
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long Description
How does the presence of diversity impact our understanding of society and formulation of adequate policies? This collection examines the Indian experience of diversity by delineating the policies and institutional arrangements that have been designed to accommodate different kinds of diversities, and highlighting the problems that the chosen path has yielded. The issues being examined include the Uniform Civil Code, the State's patronage of languages, affirmative action ineducational institutions, and minority participation in electoral politics. So far, the notion of multiculturalism has been addressed by theories that have emerged from Western societies. This volume marks a step in the direction of rethinking such questions in the Indian context.
Library of Congress Summary
Contributed articles presented at a seminar organized by IIAS at Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Main Description
How does the presence of diversity impact our understanding of society and formulation of adequate policies? This collection examines the Indian experience of diversity by delineating the policies and institutional arrangements that have been designed to accommodate different kinds ofdiversities, and highlighting the problems that the chosen path has yielded. The issues being examined include the Uniform Civil Code, the State's patronage of languages, affirmative action in educational institutions, and minority participation in electoral politics. So far, the notion ofmulticulturalism has been addressed by theories that have emerged from Western societies. This volume marks a step in the direction of rethinking such questions in the Indian context.

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