P13


The Indian state in transition in the 1940s and 1950s 
Convenor:
Steven Wilkinson (Yale University)
Location:
C407
Start time:
28 July, 2012 at 11:15 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
1

Short Abstract:

This panel will examine various aspects of the transition from the colonial state to independent India in the 1940s and 1950s: the beginnings of the 'permit raj' and anti-corruption measures, changes in the Indian Army, and debates over minorities, the constitution and role of the state.

Long Abstract

This panel will examine various aspects of the transition from the colonial state to independent India in the 1940s and 1950s, looking at the beginnings of the 'permit raj' and anti-corruption measures (Gould), the Indian Army's response to efforts to make it stop recruiting predominantly from the 'martial classes'(Wilkinson), and debates over minorities, the constitution and role of the state (Shani).

Accepted papers: