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New Patterns of Democracy in India

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674492172

Publication Date: 01/01/1969

255 pages

8 halftones, 1 map


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When the first edition of this book was published in 1959, Santha Rama Ran asked in the New York Times Book Review what India’s eventual choice will be—democracy or communism? Vera Dean, she goes on to say, “suggests that there is no contemporary international question that so urgently needs our consideration. In her concise, comprehensive and eminently lucid book she gives us both the background and the recent material on which to make a judgment of sense and sensibility.” Dean has written a new chapter bringing the original edition up to date and assessing her analyses and prognosis of events. The bibliography has been updated to take account of recent scholarship.

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