Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 1-36
  3. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 37-67
  4. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 68-100
  5. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 101-120
  6. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 121-137
  7. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 138-158
  8. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 159-182
  9. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 183-219
  10. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 220-256
  11. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 257-288
  12. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 289-325
  13. Ramesh Thakur
    Pages 326-351
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 352-395

About this book


The Government and Politics of India provides a clear and concise account of the contemporary Indian political system. It explains the historical legacies that have shaped the structures of Indian government and influenced the patterns of its politics. It describes the network of Indian institutions at federal and provincial level. It conveys a sense of where power is located, how it is used and the constraints on its exercise. Special attention is devoted to caste, religion and regionalism in Indian society and to the nature of democratic politics in relation to Third World development.


bureaucracy constitution development Electoral Federalism government parliament Party Politics politics service state

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-59188-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24100-2
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