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Book review: Emergency chronicles: Indira Gandhi and democracy’s turning point by Gyan Prakash

Margulies, Ben (2019) Book review: Emergency chronicles: Indira Gandhi and democracy’s turning point by Gyan Prakash. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Oct 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point, Gyan Prakash challenges historiography that presents the Emergency of 1975–77 as an anomalous period in India’s recent history, instead showing how it grew out of existing political traditions, the legacies of which can still be felt in the present. This valuable analysis not only shows how Indian socioeconomic structures have moulded its politics, but also suggests a way to understand the wider challenges facing contemporary politics in many parts of the world, writes Ben Margulies.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 13:00
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2021 00:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107973

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