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Title : Who Wants Democracy: Tracts for the Times / 15
Author : Javeed Alam
Edition : Paperback
ISBN : 8125027114
Pages : 143p.
Year of Pub : 2004
Price : Rs 175.00
This tract questions our common assumptions and forces us to re-think our ideas about Indian democracy. The author explores cthat democracy has come to mean and how it operates in practice in India. The life of democracy is no longer dependent on the guardianship of the elite. Beneath the play of caste and communal politics, and the threats of institutional collapse, Alam sees democracy acquiring a firm basis within Indian society. Contents cover - Democracy and the People - The Vulnerable Populations and Democracy - Identity Formation among Oppressed Castes - Muslims: The `Joker` in the Democratic Pack - Democracy and its Impact on Citizenship - Democracy and the Making of the Indian Nation - Elite-reaction and the Turn to the Right - Civil Society and Democracy.


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