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A Road Map of Change in Democracy

The author of Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point responds to Arvind Rajagopal’s review of his book published in EPW (1 June 2019), “The Emergency: A Watershed in India’s Politics.”

I am thankful to Arvind Rajagopal for his deeply engaged review of my book, Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point in EPW (1 June 2019). I also appreciate that he thinks that it is “without doubt the richest volume published so far on the Emergency” (p 23). However, I must regi­ster my disagreements with some of the criticisms and judgments he offers in a spirit of serious engagement that so clearly animates his review.

Rajagopal writes that although the subtitle of the book depicts the Emergency as democracy’s turning point,

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Updated On : 21st Jun, 2019

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