It should be required reading for anyone with an interest in how politicians interact with, and join, the criminal classes.
Which is to say, it should be required reading for everyone. Vaishnav flawlessly melds individual stories from on the ground in India with hard-core data, giving us an extremely readable explanation for the high numbers of criminal politicians in India. For anyone interested in how corruption may function and flourish in democracies across the world, this is an excellent choice. One person found this helpful. A painstakingly researched, wide-reaching, and essential contribution to scholarship on Indian democracy and corruption in general.
This is required reading for anyone with interest in the field, and as other reviewers have noted reads like narrative journalism without sacrificing any of its scholarly rigor. By far the best book about the political economy of corruption in the Indian political system I've ever read. Strikes the perfect balance between rigorous and engaging. Worth a read! Very Biased anti-Modi take on See all 9 customer reviews. Write a customer review. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime.
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