ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Fifty Years of Indian State

Assessing the performance of the Indian state in providing an enabling framework for the individual to pursue his material advancement, the article notes serious faultlines between the political structure of the Indian state and ground realities. Some flaws are directly attributable to the structure of the democratic model and others to the basic policies affecting the individual's ability to use those structures. Unless urgent reforms are pushed through on both fronts, the Indian state will continue to be an inept instrument in the service of the individual.

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