ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Stooping to Conquer

The demand for reservation by Jats has grown stronger in the past four months. Does this demand reflect the changing political economy of rural Haryana? A historical analysis.

Saffronising 'Jatland'

The sweeping victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 assembly elections in Haryana raises important questions about the changing nature of identity politics. This article traces the historical contours of identity formation in Haryana in light of the unprecedented victory of the Hindu majoritarian party.

Upstaging Anti-Incumbency

A recent discernible trend in electoral politics in India is that of political parties defying anti-incumbency and winning successive terms. Strong leaders at the regional level innovate in terms of electoral strategy and public policy to keep on winning. Out of the 22 states that went to the polls in 2009-13, the incumbent ruling party was re-elected in 14 states. In all other instances it was either national parties or national and regional party coalitions that won successive elections.
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