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Indian democracy : problems and prospects / edited by Sharmila Mitra Deb and M. Manisha.

Contributor(s): Manisha, M | Deb, Sharmila Mitra.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Anthem South Asian studies. Publisher: New York : Anthem Press, 2009Description: xxxi, 222 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9788190757041 (pbk.); 8190757040 (pbk.).Subject(s): Democracy -- IndiaDDC classification: 342.5029 IND
Contents:
Democratic politics in India : concepts, challenges and debates / M. Manisha -- Reconstructing democratic concerns in India / Rajarama Tolpady -- Are we ready for democracy? : a few observations / Gautam Kumar Basu -- Democracy and poverty in India / Yogendra Yadav -- Democracy and federalism in India : two episodes and a set of questions / Peter Ronald deSouza -- India's coalition future? / Rakhahari Chatterji -- How democratic is our parliament? : elite representation and functional efficiency of Lok Sabha / M. Manisha -- Democracy's Janus face : a review of elections in post-independence India / Samir Kumar Das -- The nature of the opposition in India's parliamentary democracy / Sanjukta Banerji Bhattacharya -- Restyling democracy? : mainstream media and public space vis-a-vis Indian television / Dipankar Sinha -- The poor working women : the Achilles heel of Indian democracy - a profile of the maidservant from the Bustees of Kolkata / Sreeparna Das Gupta -- How is democracy in South Asia? : a comparison of the elite and the mass attitudes / K. C. Suri.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-222).

Introduction. Democratic politics in India : concepts, challenges and debates / M. Manisha -- 1. Reconstructing democratic concerns in India / Rajarama Tolpady -- 2. Are we ready for democracy? : a few observations / Gautam Kumar Basu -- 3. Democracy and poverty in India / Yogendra Yadav -- 4. Democracy and federalism in India : two episodes and a set of questions / Peter Ronald deSouza -- 5. India's coalition future? / Rakhahari Chatterji -- 6. How democratic is our parliament? : elite representation and functional efficiency of Lok Sabha / M. Manisha -- 7. Democracy's Janus face : a review of elections in post-independence India / Samir Kumar Das -- 8. The nature of the opposition in India's parliamentary democracy / Sanjukta Banerji Bhattacharya -- 9. Restyling democracy? : mainstream media and public space vis-a-vis Indian television / Dipankar Sinha -- 10. The poor working women : the Achilles heel of Indian democracy - a profile of the maidservant from the Bustees of Kolkata / Sreeparna Das Gupta -- 11. How is democracy in South Asia? : a comparison of the elite and the mass attitudes / K. C. Suri.

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