Table of contents for The politics of India since independence / Paul R. Brass.

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1. Introduction: continuities and discontinuities between pre- and post-Independence India
Part I. Political Change: 2. Political change, political structure, and the functioning of government
3. Parties and politics
4. State and local politics
Part II. Pluralism and National Integration: 5. Language problems
6. Crises of national unity: Punjab, the northeast, and Kashmir
7. Communal and caste conflict: secularism, Hindu nationalism, and the Indian state
Part III. Political Economy: 8. Politics, economic development, and social change
9. Political aspects of agricultural change
10. Conclusion: problems and prospects.