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Political Representation In India : Ideas and Contestations, 1908-1951 - Abhay V Datar

Political Representation In India

Ideas and Contestations, 1908-1951

Hardcover Available: 18th June 2019
ISBN: 9789388271776
Number Of Pages: 256

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Political Representation in India: Ideas and Contestations, 1908-1952 maps extensive and wide-ranging debates, marked by contestations and strident demands on political representation in colonial India. Further, it explores these themes during the Constitution-framing process. These debates, previously overlooked, are significant for they helped shape the institutional structures of political representation in the form of the electoral system of Indian democracy. It assists in providing an answer to why and how independent India came to adopt its current electoral system characterised by the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) system. It also analyses how and why the alternatives to FPTP, primarily any form of proportional representation, were rejected.

Moreover, the book simultaneously provides a rich and detailed description of how communities, and religious, caste and ethnic categories came to be defined as their demands for political representation were conceded. It also briefly deals with the issue of delimitation of constituencies during the colonial and the immediate post-independence period.

ISBN: 9789388271776
ISBN-10: 9388271777
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Available: 18th June 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
Country of Publication: IN
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.49

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