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By Pritam Singh

This publication throws new mild at the research of India's improvement via an exploration of the triangular dating among federalism, nationalism and the advance technique. It makes a speciality of one of many probably paradoxical instances of extraordinary improvement and sharp federal conflicts which have been witnessed within the country of Punjab. The ebook concentrates at the federal constitution of the Indian polity and it examines the evolution of the connection among the centre and the kingdom of Punjab, making an allowance for the emergence of Punjabi Sikh nationalism and its clash with Indian nationalism. delivering a template to examine local imbalances and tensions in nationwide economies with federal buildings and competing nationalisms, this publication won't in basic terms be of curiosity to researchers on South Asian reports, but in addition to these operating within the fields of politics, political economic system, geography and development.

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Keeping the specific context of Punjab agriculture in mind, I will focus on an examination of the incorporation of Punjab agriculture in the Indian federal state’s strategy of Green Revolution to increase agricultural production in general and food production in particular. Applying the RCD approach to the study of centre–state relations in industry The two main approaches to the study of centre–state relations in industry mentioned earlier (the constitutional approach and the issue-oriented approach) are useful to study either the macro-trends or a specific issue in the industry.

An examination of the resource position vs expenditure responsibilities reveals that the state governments’ expenditure responsibilities are expanding as a result of their increasing role in socio-economic development and the resource position is shrinking because of the narrow taxation base of the states. This hiatus between expanding expenditure responsibilities and shrinking resource position is the logical outcome of the structure of the 11 INTRODUCTION 3 4 constitutional division of responsibilities and financial powers between the centre and the states.

The Khatris, therefore, felt that this was their own religion and this sense of ownership became a powerful source of attraction for them to become Sikhs. However, for the large mass of Punjabis who were attracted to Guru Nanak’s teachings, it was the content of his teachings (equality), the medium of his communication (the Punjabi language) and the form of his communication (poetry, song and music), which attracted them to Sikhism. He can therefore be legitimately characterized as the founder and articulator of a truly Punjabi religion.

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