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Why India Votes?

Author: Mukulika Banerjee
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: Exploring the political in South Asia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Banerjee, Mukulika.
Why India Votes?
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mukulika Banerjee
ISBN: 9781317341666 131734166X
OCLC Number: 1004614047
Description: 1 online resource (327 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Plates; Tables; Abbreviations; Glossary; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 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); Bibliography; About the Author; Index.
Series Title: Exploring the political in South Asia.

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"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."--Provided by publisher.

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