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Party Politics in India

by Myron Weiner Princeton University Press
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Pbk 334 pages
AU$86.00 NZ$89.57
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A major study of India's developing party system. The author, who spent 18 months in India, employs a series of party case studies to assess India's chances at building a stable political framework.


Originally published in 1957.


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  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Foreword, pg. vii
  • Acknowledgment, pg. ix
  • Contents, pg. xi
  • Introduction, pg. 1
  • 1. Parties in Indian Politics, pg. 7
  • 2. Background of the Praja Socialist Party, pg. 25
  • 3. The Socialist Break from Congress, pg. 42
  • 4. The Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party Break from Congress, pg. 65
  • 5. The Merger of the Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party and the Socialist Party, pg. 98
  • 6. Marxist Left Parties in Bengal, pg. 117
  • 7. An Attempt at Left Wing Unity: The United Socialist Organization, pg. 138
  • 8. The Background of Hindu Communalism, pg. 164
  • 9. The Formation of Jan Sangh, pg. 177
  • 10. The Unsuccessful Merger Attempt of Jan Sangh and the Hindu Mahasabha, pg. 199
  • 11. The Development of a Multi-Party System, pg. 223
  • 12. Prospects for Stable Government, pg. 265
  • Bibliography, pg. 293
  • Index, pg. 313