In his usual incisive manner, Ashutosh Varshney points out how India’s democracy is only elections deep. He shows how it often allows the victors to infringe upon people’s fundamental rights once the elections are over. He doesn’t raise the issue of participation, but the Indians’ say in governance after the votes are cast is abysmally low. Here’s Mr. Varshney, Professor of International Studies at Brown University and Director of India Initiative at its Watson Institute…

This article was first published by The Indian Express.

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