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Crime, Poverty, the Vernacular Press, and Political Participation in Democratic India - Politics and State-Society Relations in India. By James Manor. London: Hurst & Company, 2017. xviii, 366 pp. ISBN: 9781849047180 (cloth). - Political Communication and Mobilisation: The Hindi Media in India. By Taberez Ahmed Neyazi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xv, 234 pp. ISBN: 9781108416139 (cloth). - Politics of the Poor: Negotiating Democracy in Contemporary India. By Indrajit Roy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xix, 521 pp. ISBN: 9781107117181 (cloth, also available as e-book). - When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics. By Milan Vaishnav. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2017. xxiii, 410 pp. ISBN: 9780300216202 (cloth, also available as e-book).

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Sumit Ganguly
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1 On the capacity of the Indian state, see Ganguly, Sumit and Thompson, William R., Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence and Legitimacy (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

2 For a useful discussion of the role of the “right to information” in producing a politics of accountability, see Jha, Himanshu, “Emerging Politics of Accountability: Institutional Progression of the Right to Information Act,” Economic & Political Weekly 53, no. 10 (2018): 4754Google Scholar.

3 On the role of the “marketplace of ideas” and the furies of ethnic nationalism, see Snyder, Jack and Ballentine, Karen, “Nationalism and the Marketplace of Ideas,” International Security 21, no. 2 (1996): 540CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

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Crime, Poverty, the Vernacular Press, and Political Participation in Democratic India - Politics and State-Society Relations in India. By James Manor. London: Hurst & Company, 2017. xviii, 366 pp. ISBN: 9781849047180 (cloth). - Political Communication and Mobilisation: The Hindi Media in India. By Taberez Ahmed Neyazi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xv, 234 pp. ISBN: 9781108416139 (cloth). - Politics of the Poor: Negotiating Democracy in Contemporary India. By Indrajit Roy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xix, 521 pp. ISBN: 9781107117181 (cloth, also available as e-book). - When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics. By Milan Vaishnav. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2017. xxiii, 410 pp. ISBN: 9780300216202 (cloth, also available as e-book).
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Crime, Poverty, the Vernacular Press, and Political Participation in Democratic India - Politics and State-Society Relations in India. By James Manor. London: Hurst & Company, 2017. xviii, 366 pp. ISBN: 9781849047180 (cloth). - Political Communication and Mobilisation: The Hindi Media in India. By Taberez Ahmed Neyazi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xv, 234 pp. ISBN: 9781108416139 (cloth). - Politics of the Poor: Negotiating Democracy in Contemporary India. By Indrajit Roy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xix, 521 pp. ISBN: 9781107117181 (cloth, also available as e-book). - When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics. By Milan Vaishnav. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2017. xxiii, 410 pp. ISBN: 9780300216202 (cloth, also available as e-book).
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