Louise Tillin

Louise Tillin is senior lecturer in politics and deputy director of the India Institute at King’s College London. She is the author of Remapping India: New States and Their Political Origins (2013).

July 2017, Volume 28, Issue 3

India’s Democracy at 70: The Federalist Compromise

Read the full essay here. The institutionalized recognition of diversity within India’s federal system has been crucial for democratic consolidation. Substantial decentralization since the 1990s has made state governments central actors in shaping economic activity and national-election outcomes. However, since his rise to national office in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has projected an image…