This book is a concise source of the reality of the India of today. Times have changed. Democracy isn’t what it was envisaged in 1947. It has critically highlighted the ongoing populism that has replaced democracy. The relationship between the State and the citizen, with regards to class, caste and gender has been beautifully deliberated upon. This book is a must for anyone who wants to be a responsible citizen and indispensable for political scientists, historians, economists and the like.