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Vol. 44, Issue No.39, September 26, 2009

National Election Study 2009
Madhya Pradesh: Congress Makes Unexpected Gains
    Ram Shankar and Yatindra Singh Sisodia

Gujarat: BJP Scrapes Through
    Mahashweta Jani

Bihar: Development Matters
    Rakesh Ranjan and Sanjay Kumar

Naveen Patnaik Authors a New Chapter for Orissa
    Surya Narayan Misra

West Bengal: Mandate for Change
    Jyotiprasad Chatterjee and Suprio Basu

Assam: A Fractured Verdict
    Sandhya Goswami

Meghalaya: Verdict on Expected Lines
    R K Satpathy

Nagaland: Behind the Curtain
    Amongla N Jamir

Delhi Elections - The 'Local' Matters
    Biswajit Mohanty

Himachal Pradesh: Pro-Incumbency Helps the BJP
    Ramesh K Chauhan and S N Ghosh

Rajasthan: Performance and Campaigning Pay Dividends
    Sanjay Lodha

Patterns of Political Participation: Trends and Perspective
    Sanjay Kumar

Uttarakhand: Congress Outperforms Its Opponents
    Annpurna Nautiyal

Are National Elections Any More Than Aggregations of State-Level Verdicts?
    Pradeep Chhibber

National Election Study- Statistics (Appendix I, Appendix II, Appendix III)

Political Communalisation of Religions and the Crisis of Secularism
    D L Sheth

How Did Women Vote in Lok Sabha Elections 2009?
    Rajeshwari Deshpande

Whither Muslim Politics?
    Mohd Sanjeer Alam

Urban Patterns of Voting and Party Choices
    Vanita Leah Falcao

On the Electoral Process
    Banasmita Bora

Karnataka: A Default Win for the BJP
    B S Padmavathi, Sandeep Shastri, and Veena Devi

Tamil Nadu: Against Expectations
    G Koteswara Prasad

Chhattisgarh: An Emphatic Win for the BJP
    Anupama Saxena and Praveen Rai

Goa: Return of the North-South Divide
    Maria Do Ceu Rodrigues

Maharashtra: Congress-NCP Manages Victory
    Nitin Birmal and Rajeshwari Deshpande

Jharkhand: Politics of Performance
    B K Sinha and Harishwar Dayal

Sikkim: Politics of Inclusiveness and One-Party Dominance
    Mukund Giri

Arunachal: Emergence of Issue-Based Politics?
    Nani Bath

Manipur: Congress Triumphant
    S Mangi Singh

Mizoram: The Congress Holds Its Ground
    Lallian Chhunga

Fifth Victory in a Row for CPI(M) in Tripura
    Mousami Debbarma and Sukhendu Debbarma

Haryana: Congress Retains Its Electoral Supremacy
    Kushal Pal and Praveen Rai

Punjab: Resurgence of the Congress
    Ashutosh Kumar and Jagroop Singh Sekhon

Between Fortuna and Virtu: Explaining the Congress' Ambiguous Victory in 2009
    Suhas Palshikar and Yogendra Yadav

Uttar Pradesh: Signs of a Congress Revival?
    Mirza Asmer Beg and Suhir Kumar

Alliances and Lessons of Election 2009
    K K Kailash

National Election Study 2009: A Methodological Note
    Lokniti Team

The Economy and Voting in the 15th Lok Sabha Elections
    K C Suri

National Election Study- Statistics- (appendix III, IV) Statewise

Issues in General Election 2009
    Praveen Rai

Leadership at the State Level Mattered
    Sandeep Shastri

Dalits Voting Patterns
    Rahul Verma

Electoral Participation among the Adivasi Community
    Divya Vaid

Andhra Pradesh: A Vote for Status Quo?
    K C Suri, P Narasimha Rao, and V Anji Reddy

Kerala: A Negative Verdict on LDF Government
    K M Sajad Ibrahim

Book Reviews
Challenges in Ensuring Elementary Education for All
    Amarendra Das

Perilous Trans-Border Journeys
    M S S Pandian

Portraits of Global Youth
    Tista Nayak

Letters
Bilingual Intellectuals in Karnataka
    V K Natraj

A Fairy Tale on Groundwater
    Nitin Bassi, Manoj Kumar Sharma, and M V Sivamohan