ISBN 9780143423515,Battles Half Won : India's Improbable Democracy

Battles Half Won : India's Improbable Democracy



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780143423515

ISBN-10 0143423517


Number of Pages 432 Pages
Language (English)


This lively collection of essays by Ashutosh Varshney analyzes the deepening of Indian democracy since 1947 and the challenges this has created. It examines concerns ranging from federalism and Hindu nationalism to caste conflict and civil society, the north-south economic divide and politics of economic reforms. Accompanied by a substantial overview tracing the forging and consolidation of Indias improbable democracy, the book, full of original insights, portrays the successes and failures of our experience in a new comparative perspective, enriching our understanding of the idea of democracy. About the Author Born in India, Ashutosh Varshney is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, Brown University, where he also directs the India Initiative. Previously, he taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His books include Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life - Hindus and Muslims in India, Democracy, Development and the Countryside - Urban - Rural Struggles in India and India in the Era of Economic Reforms. His honours include 'The Guggenheim and Carnegie Awards' and 'The Gregory Luebbert Prize'.