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S02 E12: Elections, Citizenship and Democracy (feat Dr Ornit Shani)

S02 E12: Elections, Citizenship and Democracy (feat Dr ...

Author: IVM Podcasts

The Indian Constitution guaranteed universal adult franchise from the moment it came into force. In a country with inequalities and divisions based on caste, gender, language, and ethnicity, this was a radical move that speaks of the vision of the founders. Yet, the process by which universal suffrage became a reality remained shrouded in obscurity until recently. The credit for bringing to light the fascinating process of the preparation of the first electoral rolls in independent India goes to Dr. Ornit Shani who, on the basis of her painstaking original research, wrote the award-winning book, How India Became Democratic. In this episode, were joined by Ornit Shani to speak about her book, The insights and revelations about Indian democracy we get from the process by which electoral rolls were first prepared and why, perhaps, theres more reasons to be optimistic about Indias democracy than we think.

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59 Episodes
  1. Ep.00: Introduction To Ganatantra
    • 01:23
  2. Ep.01: Understanding Indian Politics
    • 15:54
  3. Ep.02: Farmers Mobilization & Agricultural Distress In India
    • 27:20
  4. Ep.03: Political Violence & Riots
    • 18:53
  5. Ep.04: Social Media And Political Parties (with Venkat Ananth)
    • 45:28
  6. Ep.05: Women's Representation In Politics (feat. Shruthi Viswanathan ...
    • 36:29
  7. Ep.06: Indira Gandhi, Welfare And Politics (feat. Dr. Diego Maiorano ...
    • 52:01
  8. Ep.07: The Politics Of Land Ownership In India (featuring Raksha Kum ...
    • 40:18
  9. Ep.08: General Elections 2019: What's On The Minds Of Voters And Can ...
    • 01:04:20
  10. Ep.09: Telangana & Andhra Pradesh - Welfare, Caste And Regional Aspi ...
    • 47:56
  11. Ep.10: Assam And North East: NRC And Sub-nationalism (feat. Kham Kha ...
    • 51:09
  12. Ep.11: Gujarat: Jobless Growth, Marginalization And Caste Mobilizati ...
    • 37:05
  13. Ep.12: Anti-incumbency At The State And Centre (feat. Roshan Kishore ...
    • 28:19
  14. Ep.13: West Bengal: Polarization And Mobilization (feat Shoaib Daniy ...
    • 52:22
  15. Ep.14: Haryana - Caste Competition And Conflict (feat. Ankur Bhardwa ...
    • 34:13
  16. Ep.15: Exit Polls And Surveys : Accuracy And Transparency (with Sanj ...
    • 43:16
  17. Ep.16: Voter Turnout
    • 29:35
  18. Ep.17: Social Media, Political Messaging And Branding (feat. Dr Joyo ...
    • 39:25
  19. Ep.18: Caste And Networks In Maharashtra Feat. Sarthak Bagchi
    • 46:52
  20. Ep.19: What Drives Pre-poll Coalitions To Work (and What Doesn't) Fe ...
    • 34:03
  21. Ep.20: Caste, Political Recruitment And Party Systems In Tamil Nadu ...
    • 42:35
  22. Ep.21: Gendered Parliament - Women, Elections And Our Democracy Feat ...
    • 46:40
  23. Ep.22: Failed Alliances And National Narratives In Uttar Pradesh (fe ...
    • 41:13
  24. Ep.23: Political Islams: Muslims, Indian Politics And The 2019 Verdi ...
    • 46:15
  25. Ep.24: Bihar: The Modi Wave And Welfare Delivery In Bihar Feat. Part ...
    • 35:31
  26. Ep.25: The Political War Over Judicial Appointments
    • 29:36
  27. Ep.26: Patronage Networks In Urban Housing In Bengaluru
    • 27:57
  28. Ep.27: Article 370: The Constitutionality And Politics Of Repeal
    • 29:22
  29. Ep.28: Article 370: The History And Future Of Kashmir
    • 28:27
  30. S02E01: Introduction To Season 2
    • 27:48
  31. S02E02: Migration, Marginalization And Citizenship: The NRC In Assam
    • 50:18
  32. S02E03: Combating Marginalization: Reservation Of Seats And Jobs
    • 52:42
  33. S02E04: The Transgender Movement: Understanding Marginalisation (feat ...
    • 40:56
  34. S02E05: At The Margins Of Work: Understanding The Platform Gig Econom ...
    • 35:46
  35. S02E06: Dalit Political Representation
    • 36:12
  36. S02E07: The Struggle For Adivasi Rights (feat. Rajni Soren)
    • 28:19
  37. S02E08: Maoists And Adivasis (feat Alpa Shah)
    • 43:03
  38. S02E09: Migration And Marginalization (feat. Chinmay Tumbe)
    • 41:27
  39. S02E10: Politics And The Indian Judiciary (feat Aparna Chandra)
    • 46:04
  40. S02E11: The Indian Armed Forces And Civilian Oversight (feat Srinath ...
    • 50:37
  41. S02E12: Elections, Citizenship And Democracy (feat Dr Ornit Shani)
    • 48:45
  42. S02E13: State Governors - Colonial Relics Or Constitutional Symbols?
    • 45:37
  43. S02E14: Ganatantra Year End Special Part 1 - Events
    • 53:26
  44. S02E15: The CAA, NRC And Censoring Protest
    • 25:38
  45. S02E16: Ganatantra Year End Special Part 2 - Elections
    • 39:05
  46. S02E17: The Future Of News Media In A Democracy (feat. Dr Aasim Khan)
    • 38:27
  47. S02E18: Politics And Cinema (feat MK Raghavendra)
    • 48:51
  48. S02E19: The Public University As A Political Space (feat Jean Thomas ...
    • 38:20
  49. S02E20: The Politics Of Police Reforms
    • 29:06
  50. S02E21: Federalism And State Politics
    • 31:15
  51. S02E22: Social Welfare And Political Violence In Kerala (feat. Prem P ...
    • 53:45
  52. S02E23: Fiscal Federalism- 2.5 Lakh Governments And How To Fund Them ...
    • 45:49
  53. S02E24: Caste, Language And Politics In Karnataka (feat. Chandan Gowd ...
    • 45:32
  54. S02E25: India's New Party System (feat Rahul Verma)
    • 42:10
  55. S02E26: Delhi Politics And The Rise Of The AAP (feat Dr Manisha Priya ...
    • 46:10
  56. S02E27: Federalism In India (feat. K K KAILASH)
    • 27:22
  57. S02E28: Politics In West Bengal (feat. Shaoib Daniyal)
    • 59:10
  58. S02E29: Policy In The Shadow Of Covid 19
    • 34:00
  59. S02E30: Season Finale And Wrap Up
    • 32:09

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