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Author: Myron Weiner
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185418705
The book is concerned with the developing political character of the recently emerged nation of India. In view of the mounting importance of India in world affairs, the reader needs to know as much as he can about the political processes operating within.
The author provides with an insight into the way India sought to work out a political system which in some manner responds to the great variety of interests, classes, and loyalties of its vast population, and the same time preserves the essential basis of national unity.
The author makes fruitful use of recent advances in the comparative study of political systems and parties in different countries. This interesting development opens up new opportunities for the construction of theory in the field. On the basis of the data collected in India, he formulates a number of hypotheses about the stability of political parties under the conditions existing there.