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Form and Substance in Indian Politics

Rajni Kothari (1924-2015) was a political scientist and the founder of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. 

From April to June 1961, a series of six articles by Rajni Kothari were published in The Economic Weekly. These articles titled "Form and Substance in Indian Politics" covered panchayat Raj, instititions of parliamentary government, party system and prospects of democracy - all affecting the political life of the 17-year old democracy. These articles established his path breaking and innovative approach to studying Indian politics. EPW presents these essays collectively to commemorate the legacy of Rajni Kothari. 

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