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Congress after Indira: Policy, Power, Political Change (1984-2009)

Zoya Hasan


The political history of modern India is intimately intertwined with the history of the Indian National Congress. The Congress is unique not only for its longevity but also for its role in the building of the Indian nation. This book seeks to analyse important aspects of political change at a time when India is at once a rising power with an expanding middle class and a poor, unequal, and misgoverned country through the story of the shifts in the politics and strategy of the Congress Party. It investigates the structure and direction of change within the party and its governance agenda, essent ... More

Keywords: Indian National Congress, Indira Gandhi, India, United Progressive Alliance, discursive and policy practices, governance agenda, politics of change, organization and leadership, economic liberalization, Ayodhya issue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195685978
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685978.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zoya Hasan, author
Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University