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State formation and radical democracy in India, Manali Desai

State Formation and Radical Democracy in India analyzes one of the most important cases of developmental change in the twentieth century, namely, Kerala in southern India and begs the question of whether insurgency among the marginalized poor can use formal representative democracy to create better life chances. Going back to pre-independence, colonial India, Manali Desai takes a long historical view of Kerala and compares it with the state of West Bengal, which like Kerala has been ruled by leftists but has not had the same degree of success in raising equal access to welfare, lit
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Half-Title; Series-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Old legacies, new protests: Welfare and left rule in democratic India; 2. The social bases of rule and rebellion: Colonial Kerala and Bengal, 1792-1930; 3. State formation and social movements: Colonial Kerala and Bengal compared, 1865-1930; 4. Political practices and leftascendancy in Kerala, 1920-47; 5. Structure, practices and weak left hegemony in Bengal, 1925-47; 6. Insurgent and electoral logics in policy regimes: Kerala and Bengal compared, 1947 to the present; Afterword; Notes
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non fiction
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1 online resource (199 p.)
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