ISBN 9780761935148,India's Political Parties

India's Political Parties


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780761935148

ISBN-10 0761935142


Number of Pages 420 Pages
Language (English)


This volume is the sixth in the series of essential readings in Indian government and politics focusing on political parties in India. It introduces the reader to the extensive and varied landscape of parties by bringing together seminal articles, new studies on national and regional parties and specific commentaries on important aspects of parties and the party system in India The book covers an exceptionally wide terrain ranging from a discussion of individual parties, to their location in the context of nationalism and communalism, to more topical issues such as state funding of elections, party nominations, women`s representation and defections. Table of Contents Preface Introduction: The Evolution of Political Parties in India E SRIDHARAN and PETER RONALD DE SOUZA A Plea for the Reconstruction of the Indian Polity JAYPRAKASH NARAYAN Politics without Party M N ROY The Congress ?System? in India RAJNI KOTHARI Party System and Electoral Politics in the Indian States, 1952-2002: From Hegemony to Convergence YOGENDRA YADAV and SUHAS PALSHIKAR Party Politics and Electoral Behaviour: From Independence to the 1980s MYRON WEINER The Challenge of Hindu Nationalism:The Bharatiya Janata Party in Contemporary Indian Politics BRUCE D GRAHAM Communalization of the Indian Polity ACHIN VANAIK The Communist Parties in India VALERIAN RODRIGUES Shiv Sena: A Tiger with Many Faces? SUHAS PALSHIKAR Telugu Desam Party K C SURI Parties, the Party System and Collective Action for State Funding of Elections: A Comparative Perspective on Possible Options E SRIDHARAN Selection of Congress Candidates: The Formal Criteria RAMASHRAY ROY ?No? to Zenana Dabbas: Deghettoizing Women?s Politics and Enhancing their Representation in Legislatures MADHU PURNIMA KISHWAR Political Nomadism and the Party system in India: The Struggle between the Fence and the Field PETER RONALD DE SOUZA Index