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Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy's Turning Point

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  • ENGLISH

    Language
  • 439

    Pages
  • 9780670088249

    ISBN
  • 160 mm

    Width
  • 242 mm

    Height
  • 719 gram

    Weight
  • EMERGENCY

    Edition
  • HARDCOVER

    Binding
  • 2018

    Publish Date
  • 37 mm

    Spine Width

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    As the world once again confronts an eruption of authoritarianism, Gyan Prakash's Emergency Chronicles takes us back to the moment of India's independence to offer a comprehensive historical account of Indira Gandhi's Emergency of 1975-77. Stripping away the myth that this was a sudden event brought on solely by the Prime Minister's desire to cling to power, it argues that the Emergency was as much Indira's doing as it was the product of Indian democracy's troubled relationship with popular politics, and a turning point in its history.rnrnPrakash delves into the chronicles of the preceding years to reveal how the fine...  Read More

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    Gyan Prakash

    Gyan Prakash is a historian of modern India and the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton University. Prakash is a member of the Subaltern Studies collective. 

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