Author: Rajni Kothari
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978-81-250-0072-3
The product of many years of research, this work provides a definitive treatment of the complexities of Indian politics and society. It is the first comprehensive treatment of the Indian political system, examined from different vantage points and drawing together the contributions of various disciplines into a common framework.The book ends with a consideration of the future in terms of emerging issues and their policy perspectives.
About the highest compliment that can be paid to this long-awaited book isto say that it is by far the most sophisticated general study of Indian politics that has yet been written. The Journal of Asian Studies
.. The book is a welcome addition to the political literature of the post-independence era in our land. It unfolds with insight and acumen the vastness and confusion of the Indian political scene. The EconomicTimes
The merits of his book are many and solid. It is the first attempt by a specialist to consider the different aspects of India's nation-building process in their inter-relatedness. Sunday Standard