In the Name of Democracy: Jp Movement and the Emergency

In the Name of Democracy Jp Movement and the Emergency Though a few books exist on the emergency per se this is the first attempt to critically analyse it in tandem with thw JP movement Mapping the course of events in these years Bipan Chandra

  • Title: In the Name of Democracy: Jp Movement and the Emergency
  • Author: Bipan Chandra
  • ISBN: 9780143029670
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Though a few books exist on the emergency per se, this is the first attempt to critically analyse it in tandem with thw JP movement Mapping the course of events in these years 1973 1977, Bipan Chandra finds that while both Jayaprakash Narayan and Indira Gandhi ostensibly sought to protect democracy, the manner in which their political efforts were played out went againstThough a few books exist on the emergency per se, this is the first attempt to critically analyse it in tandem with thw JP movement Mapping the course of events in these years 1973 1977, Bipan Chandra finds that while both Jayaprakash Narayan and Indira Gandhi ostensibly sought to protect democracy, the manner in which their political efforts were played out went against the grain of it, adversely influencing and posing a dilemme for post 19977 politics in India.

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    1. For the first time, a well balanced book about the JP Movement and the Emergency that it provoked. All the other accounts I have read deify or demonize one or the other. Bipan Chandra analyzes the causes for the movement, it's principal actors, and its nature. The author presents, very convincingly, that JP himself was not very clear about the goals (and even methods) of the movement. Having a limited presence outside Bihar, JP relied on a motley band of organizations for support and organizatio [...]

    2. JP Narayan led the first notable political revolution in the post independence India and this books takes you through the journey of this revolution. Indira Gandhi's total seizure of control and then the total loss of it. Then the book highlights the very fragmented political opposition to congress which eventually could not stand against Congress or Indira Gandhi.

    3. Not a very authentic book on the emergency period. But if you read it keeping in mind the author's political inclinations then it can become quite informative.

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