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Why India votes? / Mukulika Banerjee ; with a foreword by Jonathan Spencer.

By: Banerjee, Mukulika [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Exploring the political in South Asia.Publisher: New Delhi : Routledge India, 2014Description: xxiv, 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138019713 (pbk.) .Subject(s): Voting -- Social aspects -- India | Political sociology | Political psychology -- India | India -- Politics and governmentDDC classification: 306.20954 BAN Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. The Campaign -- 3. Political Language -- 4. The Polling Station -- 5. Why do people vote? -- 6. Conclusion -- Appendices -- A. Bihar -- B. Chhattisgarh -- C. Delhi -- D. Gujarat -- E. Madhya Pradesh -- F. Maharashtra -- G. Rajasthan -- H. Tamil Nadu -- I. West Bengal -- J. Uttar Pradesh (East) -- K. Uttar Pradesh (West).
Summary: Why India Votes? offers a fascinating account of the Indian electorate through a series of comprehensive ethnographic explorations conducted across the country -- Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. It probes the motivations of ordinary voters, what they think about politicians, the electoral process, democracy and their own role within it. This book will be useful to scholars and students of political science, anthropology and sociology, those in media and politics, and those interested in elections and democracy as also the informed general reader.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-278) and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. The Campaign -- 3. Political Language -- 4. The Polling Station -- 5. Why do people vote? -- 6. Conclusion -- Appendices -- A. Bihar -- B. Chhattisgarh -- C. Delhi -- D. Gujarat -- E. Madhya Pradesh -- F. Maharashtra -- G. Rajasthan -- H. Tamil Nadu -- I. West Bengal -- J. Uttar Pradesh (East) -- K. Uttar Pradesh (West).

Why India Votes? offers a fascinating account of the Indian electorate through a series of comprehensive ethnographic explorations conducted across the country -- Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. It probes the motivations of ordinary voters, what they think about politicians, the electoral process, democracy and their own role within it. This book will be useful to scholars and students of political science, anthropology and sociology, those in media and politics, and those interested in elections and democracy as also the informed general reader.

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