Is India Becoming More Democratic?

  title={Is India Becoming More Democratic?},
  author={Ashutosh Varshney},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={3 - 25}
  • A. Varshney
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
A great deal of confusion exists on how to discuss, and theoretically characterize, political developments in India during the last decade and a half. There is, of course, a consensus that the Congress party, a towering political colossus between 1920 and 1989, has unambiguously declined. While there are legitimate doubts about whether the decline of the Congress party will continue to be irreversible, it is clear that much of the political space already vacated by the Congress has so far been… 
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