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

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Changing Political Behaviour in Rural Indian Society

Rural Indian Society Harold A Gould What makes Indian politics so distinctive at the village level when compared with other societies which practise universal adult franchise is the incredibly elaborate social composition of the electorate. Where in other societies one finds a handful of socially diverse groups whom politicians must fit into their calculations, in India the number of such groups is usually formidable. This makes the job of political calculation that much more intricate and makes it that much more inevitable that Indian politicians will think in terms of ethnic variables when making their calculations.

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