This book maps the scholarly terrain on the Indian state. The book holds great promise, as the last survey was done in 1995. The volume seeks to understand the state through an analysis of the “social character” of the Indian state, the political economy of the Indian state, social policy, and law and rights. It is a well-edited collection from scholars based in India.
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Aseema Sinha, Book Review, POLITICAL SCIENCE. VOL.1, THE INDIAN STATE. ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations. Edited by Samir Kumar Das, 2013. Pacific Affairs, March 2015 (Volume 88, No. 1).