The Indian Civil Service and the nationalist movement: neutrality, politics and continuity

  title={The Indian Civil Service and the nationalist movement: neutrality, politics and continuity},
  author={Arudra Burra},
  journal={Commonwealth \& Comparative Politics},
  pages={404 - 432}
  • A. Burra
  • Published 1 November 2010
  • Sociology
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
How was it that the Indian Civil Service (ICS), involved as it was in various activities to secure the British Raj against the pressures of Indian nationalism, was able to survive and flourish in the new political order after independence? This article argues that part of the explanation lies in the fact that it was, and was seen to be, a ‘politically neutral’ institution. In the course of making this argument, it surveys the changing role of the ICS vis-à-vis the nationalist movement before… Expand
The Masculinities of Post-colonial Governance: Bureaucratic memoirs of the Indian Civil Service*
Abstract This article examines the memoirs of Indian Civil Service officers as they continued to work in what became the Indian Administrative Service after independence. Rather than being understoodExpand
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Crony Capitalism: A Review Paper
According to international statistics, India is reckoned to be among the most corrupt countries of the world. One of the ways in which corruption can occur at the point of public service delivery isExpand
Indian Administrative Service and Crony Capitalism
In 1947, independent India embarked upon the long and arduous journey of planned socio-economic development and nation-building for establishing a welfare state and an egalitarian social order withExpand
India from Colony to Nation-State: A Re-Reading of India's Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia, c.1945-1955
Indian independence in August 1947 came through par tition and the transfer of power to Congress. India inherited a region destabilised by this partition and an economy in desperate need ofExpand
Becoming Indian
William Broome was the last British judge to remain in judicial service in India, and the only one to have been appointed to a High Court after independence. Despite having come to India as anExpand
Constitutional Governance in India and China and Its Impact on National Innovation
  • Wenjuan Zhang
  • Innovation, Economic Development, and Intellectual Property in India and China
  • 2019
India and China have attracted research interest due to their potential to catch up to developed nations. The framework of the National Innovation System (NIS) is a popular theory to explain the roleExpand
Administrative Responsiveness in Ease of Doing Business
Ease of doing business is an integrated approach to improve delivery of various services for running an enterprise through regulatory reforms. Several parameters have been identified by the WorldExpand
Public Servants in Modern India: Who Are They?


From Rulers to Servants: The I.C.S. and the British Demission of Power in India
The study of the British demission of power in India has focused on the political story, on the nationalist pressures and the British policies that led inexorably to self-government and to partition.Expand
The Government of India and the First Non-Cooperation Movement—1920–1922
As the study of the processes by which India and Pakistan achieved their independence unfolds further, it seems probable that the most fruitful advances will be made through studies of particularExpand
Towards freedom : documents on the movement for independence in India
General Editor's Preface Editor's Introduction Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Calendar of Documents Section III: 3 June 1947 to 15 August 1947 25. Constituent Assembly 26. Partition Award andExpand
The constitutional history of India
In this dinosaur shaped book, diplodocus is going to meet his dinosaur friends. Who's that with an orange fin? Who has a spiky tail? And who's that with the longest tail of all? Each dinosaur name isExpand
Modern India, 1885-1947
A brand new book of tales starring the endearing Jeremy James the little boy who never stops questioning the world - and seeing it from humorous angles In this book Jeremy James learns to swim, holdsExpand
India's Political Administrators
  • 1986
India’s Political Administrators (Oxford
  • Seminarist
  • 1986
From rulers to servants: the Indian Civil Service and the British demission of power in India
  • Modern Asian Studies,
  • 1977
Outside the Archives