Contemporary Challenges of Indian State System

Kavita Kumari


Indian society is drastically changing after globalisation. In this era different forms of difference have come to the foreground in relation to identity politics, gender, minorities rights, indigenous peoples, and ethnic and religious movement. The lower and weaker section of society has to be the worst sufferers as they will not get jobs. Consequently the income gap between lower and upper level of society is bound to rise and this, along with consumerism, and its demonstration over modern electronic means of communication, will lead to crimes, anarchy and destruction of social harmony and equilibrium. On the other the role of government is changing as we witness a fragmentation of policy responsibility in society in which the traditional mechanism of government control are no longer workable or even appropriate. It challenges the traditional relationship between economy and state. The globalised market system stretches beyond the political authority of any single government. Faced with a network of connections that escape their power of surveillance or regulation, national governments have become increasingly unequal to providing the legal, monetary, or protective functions that are their contribution to a well divided loyalties -on the one hand eager for its firms to maximize revenues, which are subject to national taxation, on the other hand, reluctant  to see employment or research capabilities that it wants as part of its national economic strength located in a competitive national entity. As the globalization is a necessary evil affecting the entire system of today’s state by the analysis of Indian state system the paper aims to draw world attention towards the challenges / problems of other developing countries who are losers in this frame work due to reasons more than one. Thus it is beneficial as well as relevant not only for any particular country of region but for across the globe.



Developing countries; Globalisation; Post – globalization; Nature of Indian State; Government

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