Making Sense of Indian Democracy: Book Release and Discussion

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In Making Sense of Indian Democracy, author Yogendra Yadav provides a deep insight into the trajectory of India’s first republic, lasting from 1950-2019. The book is a collection of essays written by Yadav over the past three decades covering several elements of India's democratic system. The book also touches on the theme of 'reform' and 'action' and clearly lays out what must be done to reclaim the soul of the Indian republic. Coming at a time of heightened public discourse around the state of democracy, this book provides us an opportunity to debate and discuss the future of the Indian republic.

About the Series

The Lokniti-Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and Centre for Policy Research (CPR) 'Conversations on Indian Democracy' is a series of events that aims to make academic research more accessible to the general public. As institutions of high academic repute, Lokniti-CSDS and CPR have been at the helm of significant research about policy and politics in India. This joint venture leverages the unique legacy of these institutions to further the scope of public discourse on important questions of democracy, politics and society in the country. The event was held in partnership with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS).


Yogendra Yadav is a National President, Swaraj India and Former Senior Fellow at CSDS.


Anupama Roy is a Professor, Centre for Political Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Hilal Ahmed is an Associate Professor at CSDS.

Rahul Dev is an Eminent Journalist & Former Editor-in-Chief, CNEB News.


Rahul Verma is a Fellow at CPR.

Thursday, 3 September 2020
4:30 pm, Zoom