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Maoism, democracy and globalization are three distinct but inseparable currents marking Indian politics today. They are distinct in terms of their goals, direction, and modalities of forging social, political, economic and even cultural change, while mutually influencing each other in the emergent political process. This book is an attempt to precisely map processes that are internal to each of these currents while exploring and identifying the moments of mutual influence, areas of conflict and mutually exclusive pulls they bring to the contemporary politics in India.

Introduction: India Disconnected: Joining the Dots
Introduction: India disconnected: Joining the dots

Maoism, democracy and globalisation are three distinct but inseparable currents marking Indian politics today. They are distinct in terms of their goals, direction and modalities of forging social, political, economic and even cultural change, while mutually influencing each other in the emergent political process. The moot question remains whether this mutual influence is moderating the excesses and inadequacies in bringing about radical democratisation understood as expansion of substantive participatory ethos and egalitarian concerns or it is emptying them of any identifiable radical democratic agenda. This book is an attempt to precisely map processes that are internal to each of these currents, while exploring and identifying the moments of mutual influence and possible areas of ...

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