The Success Of India’s Democracy is a book which provides an incisive look into the functioning of the world’s largest democracy.
Summary of the Book
The Success of India’s Democracy by Atul Kohli provides a deep insight on how democracy has taken root in a country with low-income, economy, poverty and ethnic diversity. The author brings together some of the leading scholars of Indian politics to share their views on this intriguing anomaly. The topics discussed in the book include politics, caste, poverty, literacy, ethnicity and Hindu nationalism. This book deals with a highly controversial and important topic and will make for an ideal read for those who want to learn more about the world's largest democracy.
About Atul Kohli
Atul Kohli is a professor of International Affairs and Politics at Princeton University. His research interests include comparative political economy of developing countries. He is the Chief Editor of the journal, World Politics and has served as the Vice President of the American Political Science Association from 2009 to 2010. Dr. Kohli has received several grants and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council and Russell Sage Foundation. He has authored several books including Poverty amid Plenty in the New India, State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery, Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of Governability and The State and Poverty in India.