The essays in The State of India's Democracy focus on India's economy, society, and politics, providing illuminating insights into the past accomplishments—and continuing challenges—of Indian democracy.
Will the Modi government focus on the economy, or will it seek to implement a transformational Hindu-nationalist agenda?
Home to about a quarter of the world’s people, South Asia presents a murky and not very encouraging picture when it comes to democracy.
A review of The Promise of Power: The Origins of Democracy in India and Autocracy in Pakistan by Maya Tudor.
Social activist Anna Hazare’s hunger strike has helped to turn the world’s attention to India’s rampant corruption.
Indian voters pulled off a surprise by allowing the Congress party to retain power at the head of a more coherent coalition that is far less dependent on a congeries of small regional parties.
Since its founding out of the partition of British India in 1947, Pakistan has labored in the shadow of critical choices made at that time.
A review of India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha and The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence and India's Future by Martha C. Nussbaum.
By most theoretical accounts, Indian democracy should not even exist. Yet, despite serious challenges, it shows signs of enduring and even deepening.