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Democracy and discontent India"s growing crisis of governability by Atul Kohli

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Published by Cambridge University Press, Foundation Books in Cambridge, NewDelhi .
Written in English


  • India -- Politics and government -- 1947-

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StatementAtul Kohli.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22056569M
ISBN 108185618097, 052139161X, 0521396921

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