Nehru to the Nineties: The Changing Office of Prime Minister in India

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James Manor
Hurst, 1994 - Executive power - 261 pages
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An examination of the evolution of the office of prime minister in the world's largest democracy. Given the long terms in office of two of the incumbents - Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Indira Gandhi - they naturally receive particular attention. However rather than discussing the achievements of individual office-holders, it is the varying dimensions of the prime minister's role and authority that are assessed - in relation to institutions such as parliament, the bureaucracy, the judiciary, the foreign and defence establishment, and also in relation to important social and political forces such as the Hindu Right, the communist Left and the Centrist ruling parties.

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