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To Kill A Democracy

India's Passage to Despotism

Debasish Roy Chowdhury, John Keane

To Kill a Democracy delves into the challenges facing India, the world's largest democracy, in recent years. This poignant and scholarly book challenges the common belief that India was once a beacon of democracy but is now being ruined by populism. Instead, the authors argue that democracy is much more than just elections and highlight the social emergency facing Indian democracy. Through daily struggles for survival and descriptions of great social injustices, the authors reveal how the foundation of Indian elections is being eroded and how this can pave the way for despotism. This book is not just about India, but about the global importance of protecting the social foundations of democracy.
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Definitely amongst the best modern about-the-state-of-India books you will read, brings a lot of coherence, brings receipts and puts lots of numbers into context. “To Kill A Democracy”, by @Planet_Deb      source