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

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March 2, 1974 POPULIST regimes in South Asia owe their existence to the aroused expectations of the masses. But almost as a rule, the regimes have overplayed their gimmicks and the Left-of-Centre slogans have proved counterproductive. The popularity of the regimes has gone hurtling down and the popularity of the leader has plummetted though less steeply than that of his or her regime. All of them now confront a high tide of popular frustration.

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