Punjab Politics: Retrospect and Prospect


Bhupinder Singh

xxii, 286 p.; 2010

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 978-93-5018-007-5 (Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-5018-007-3 (Hardbound)

INR 1549.00

Link:  https://amzn.to/3qiWq65

LC Subject heading

1. Punjab (India)–Politics and government. 

2. Coalition governments–India–Punjab.


Bisac Sub: POL054000 / POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian

About the Book

India is one of the largest democracies in the world, having 28 states and seven union territories. The states have a common legal constitutional framework and administrative structure, but their internal political patterns vary considerably, conditioned by their performance and development.        This book attempts to understand and analyze the complexities of Punjab politics in a holistic manner. Going deep into the historical, physical, demographic, social and economic background of it presents a critical analysis of the electoral history of the state covering the period from 1967 to 1992. It also examines the factors that led Punjab towards terrorism and its impact on the development of the state.      Finally, it analyzes the working and performance of coalition politics in the state.

About the Author

Bhupinder Singh is Head, Department of Political Science, D.A.V. College (Lahore), Ambala City, Haryana. Earlier, he was a faculty in Political Science at Kurukshetra University. He has presented a good number of research papers in the national and international conferences. His several research papers have been published in different journals of repute. Also, he has contributed 26 lessons for Post-Graduate courses for Directorate of Correspondence Courses of Kurukshetra University. His areas of specialization are State Politics, Indian Government and Politics, Comparative Politics, and Political Sociology.


Foreword — Preface — List of Punjabi Words — Abbreviations –List of Tables — Introduction — Ecological Profile — Historical Perspective –Interregnum Period 54 — Era of Low Politics — Coalition Politics-I –Coalition Politics-II — Conclusion —  Appendices — Appendix I—Anandpur — Sahib Resolution Passed by the SAD in 1973 –Appendix II—President’s Rule in Punjab — Appendix III—Chief Ministers of Punjab (1947-2007) –Appendix IV—Unidentified Persons Cremated by Punjab Police in  Tarn Taran — Appendix V—Unidentified Persons Cremated by Punjab Police in Amritsar —   Appendix VI—Unidentified Persons Cremated by Punjab Police in Majitha — Bibliography —  Index

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