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Indira Gandhi

The Low Command

Amita Shah

How the Congress leadership has lost its sway over chief ministers

The Problem with the Illiberal Label

India remains a democracy and has been so except for a brief period when elections were suspended and fundamental rights curbed across the land

Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

The impact has been so profound that it has become a shorthand term for almost anything that is viewed as undemocratic

“One Leader, One Nation”

In her last years in power, even Indira Gandhi was a much diminished figure

14 Days to the Darkest Phase of Indian Democracy

A peek into the crucial events from June 12 to June 26 of 1975, the day Emergency came into force

How Morarji Desai outwitted Jagjivan Ram and Charan Singh

Looking back at the intriguing political deliberations of late March 1977 that saw the rise of the first non-Congress government at the Centre

Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020)

He understood that democratic politics is algebra, where various parts of the electoral equation are held together by governance, not deposits in vote banks

The Secret Diaries

Former President Pranab Mukherjee used to maintain a personal diary that he wrote late night after finishing all his work

Was Emergency Inevitable?

Indira Gandhi was planning it from January 1975, long before the Allahabad High Court judgment

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