Pamphlets from the All India Sampradayikta Virodhi Committee, the All India Youth Federation and the Akhil Bharat Sarva Seva Sangh.
India: Pressure Groups Material
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 101 PG.II
- Dates of Creation1971-1978
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Although democracy in India soon brought forth a huge range of political parties Western-style pressure groups were slower to emerge. Those groups featured here are concerned with the predominant issues of the 1970s: the growth of communalism, India's foreign policy and the social and political crisis which culminated in the 1975 state of emergency.
Alphabetically by group, and then in rough chronological order.
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Open to all for research purposes; access is free for anyone in higher education.
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Records at item level on library catalogue (SASCAT)
Description compiled by Daniel Millum, Political Archives Project Officer at the Institutes of Commonwealth and Latin American Studies.
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The Commonwealth Pressure Group Materials collection was built up alongside that of the Political Parties, which was begun in 1960-61, and likewise concentrated on the collection of primary material. The main method of gathering material has been to appeal directly to pressure groups throughout the Commonwealth, though contributions from Institute members and staff following visits to relevant countries have been significant. More recently material has been collected by means of downloading documents from the websites of significant groups and movements.
Further accruals are expected, some in electronic form.