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Democratic Decentralization and Panchayati Raj in Contemporary India by Dr. M. Shafi Bhat
Democratic Decentralization and Panchayati Raj in Contemporary India
Democratic Decentralization and Panchayati Raj in Contemporary India

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The institution of Panchayati Raj is not new to India. It existed since earliest times. We get ample references about the Panchayats in the Manusmriti, the Arthsastra and the Mahabharata. During the Muslim rule also the system continued to operate unobstructed. With the assumption of power by the British and the adoption of policy of centralization, the Panchayats suffered a temporary setback. But soon the British realized the value of this institution and the Decentralization Commission recommended in its report in 1907. “In ignoring the village as the primary unit of local self- government, the government made the beginning with a false step. This scanty success hit her to make to introduce a system of rural self-government, is largely due to the fact that we have not built from the bottom and hence it is most desirable to constitute and develop village Panchayats for administration of certain local affairs with the villages”.

Publisher : Onlinegatha

Edition : 1

ISBN : 978-93-86915-86-3

Number of Pages : 215

Binding Type : Ebook

Paper Type : Cream Paper(70 GSM)

Language : English

Category : HISTORY & POLITICS

Uploaded On : July 22,2017

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The study of the growth and development of local- self government and the evolution of government in the Indian states is an important aspect of the study of the modern India. A purposeful and objective analysis of the dynamics of the modern Indian political history cannot be complete without the assessment of the involvement of people in the administration of the state.
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