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Rajni Kothari Made History

A personal tribute to one of the most infl uential theoreticians of the Indian political system.

On the death of Rajni Kothari on 19 January 2015 India lost one of the most influential and democratic intellectuals in its post-Independence history. As a theoretician of the Indian political system with a powerful formulation of the “Congress system”, Rajni Kothari shaped the discourse on Indian democracy and its modes of addressing social diversity and political interests. His critique of the authoritarian trends in India and the development model that alienated the poor and the marginalised groups laid down a major framework for search for alternatives in India and abroad.

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