ISBN 9780761935162,India's 2004 Elections : Grass-Roots and National Perspectives

India's 2004 Elections : Grass-Roots and National Perspectives


Ramashray Roy


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780761935162

ISBN-10 0761935169

Hard Back

Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)


Building on their insightful work on India?s 1998 and 1999 parliamentary elections, distinguished scholars Ramashray Roy and Paul Wallace?s current book focuses on the landmark elections of 2004. Thematically divided into two sections, the book focuses on: ? the national, theoretical and comparative perspectives on participation of women in the electoral process, caste dynamics, religion and nationalism, as well as federalism and factionalism. ? state-specific studies of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Meghalaya, Orissa and West Bengal. ? tribal politics, at a time when the politicisation of ethnic identities is being increasingly felt in various parts of India. Bringing together contributors from India and abroad, this volume adds to the body of work on electoral politics and social change in India, and will be of interest to students and teachers of political science, journalists, as well as the informed, general reader. Table of Contents Preface Introduction: India Shining Trumped by Poverty PAUL WALLACE I. NATIONAL, THEORETICAL AND COMPARATIVE The Text and Context of the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections in India RAMASHRAY ROY Chaste like Sita, Fierce Like Durga: Indian Women in Politics SIKATA BANERJEE Contextualising Religious, Caste and Regional Dynamics in Electoral Politics: Emerging Paradoxes PRAMOD KUMAR Of Hindus and their Nationalisms: Religion, Representation and Democracy JYOTIRINDRA DASGUPTA ?Jumbo Cabinets?, Factionalism, and the Impact of Federalism: Comparing Coalition Governments in Punjab, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh VIRGINIA VAN DYKE II. ANALYTICAL STATE STUDIES Gujarat after Godhra GHANSHYAM SHAH Political Articulation and Policy Discourse in the 2004 Elections in Andhra Pradesh KARLI SRINIVASULU The New Alliance Made the Difference in Bihar SANJAY KUMAR Politics of Separatism in Assam SANDHYA GOSWAMI and MONOJ KUMAR NATH Ethno-regional Identity and Political Mobilisation in Meghalaya: Democratic Discourse in a Tribal State RAJESH DEV Validating the Status Quo and Local Narratives in Orissa MOHAMMED ALAM CPI(M) Dominance and ?Other? Parties in West Bengal AMIYA K CHAUDHURI Index