Author:Aitzaz Ahsan and Meghnad Desai

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Divided By Democracy

By: Aitzaz Ahsan and Meghnad Desai

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Roli Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012380

ISBN: 8174364250

Condition: New


The second book in the Cross-border Talks series examines why India is a democracy while Pakistan is not. Meghnad Desai identifies the revolutionary decision of the Constituent Assembly to adopt universal adult franchise as the key to the survival of democracy in India. The overwhelming desire of the leaders of the independence movement, many of whom were educated in England, was for a Westminster-style democracy. The adoption of this model led to demands for inclusion from lower and backward castes and Dalits, and today Indian democracy is a heady and vigorous mix of ethnic and immigrant gro... View more info