The Success of India's Democracy (Contemporary South Asia)


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'… this is an important collection of essays … by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field … this book is sure to be widely read and cited'. Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics

'This is an essential read not only for the students of India but also those of democracy.' The Journal of Development Studies

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How has democracy taken root in India in the face of a low-income economy, poverty, illiteracy and ethnic diversity? Leading scholars explore this intriguing anomaly. Themes addressed include politics, ethnicity, federalism, caste, poverty, and Hindu nationalism. This is a tightly conceived volume on a controversial topic for students and generalists.

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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (6 September 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521805309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521805308
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.8 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,72,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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