Mrs Gandhi's Emergency, The Indian Elections of 1977, Pluralism and Marxism: Problems with Paradigms

@article{Blair1980MrsGE,
  title={Mrs Gandhi's Emergency, The Indian Elections of 1977, Pluralism and Marxism: Problems with Paradigms},
  author={Harry W. Blair},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={1980},
  volume={14},
  pages={237 - 271}
}
  • H. Blair
  • Published 1 April 1980
  • Sociology
  • Modern Asian Studies
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