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CONTENTS List of Tables List of Abbreviations Preface Introduction: India Shining Trumped by Poverty Paul Wallace PART I: National, Theoretical and Comparative 1. The Text and Context of the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections in India Ramashray Roy 2. Chaste like Sita, Fierce Like Durga: Indian Women in Politics Sikata Banerjee 3. Contextualising Religious, Caste and Regional Dynamics in Electoral Politics: Emerging Paradoxes Pramod Kumar 4. Of Hindus and their Nationalisms: Religion, Representation and Democracy Jyotirindra Dasgupta 5. ¿Jumbo Cabinets¿, Factionalism, and the Impact of Federalism: Comparing Coalition Governments in Punjab, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh Virginia Van Dyke PART II: Analytical State Studies 6. Gujarat after Godhra Ghanshyam Shah 7. Political Articulation and Policy Discourse in the 2004 Elections in Andhra Pradesh Karli Srinivasulu 8. The New Alliance Made the Difference in Bihar Sanjay Kumar 9. Politics of Separatism in Assam Sandhya Goswami and Monoj Kumar Nath 10. Ethno-regional Identity and Political Mobilisation in Meghalaya: Democratic Discourse in a Tribal State Rajesh Dev 11. Validating the Status Quo and Local Narratives in Orissa Mohammed Alam 12. CPI(M) Dominance and ¿Other¿ Parties in West Bengal Amiya K. Chaudhuri Index About the Editors and Contributors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
India. Parliament. Lok Sabha -- Elections, 2004.
Elections -- India.