Research Publications

Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 53, Issue No. 33, 18 Aug, 2018
By Christophe Jaffrelot, Basim-U-Nissa

The Transformation of Backward Class Politics in Uttar Pradesh
Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 53, Issue No. 33, 18 Aug, 2018
By Gilles Verniers (2018)

Conservative in Practice: The Transformation of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh
Studies in Indian Politics, vol. 6(1), pp.1-16.
By Gilles Verniers (2018)


Press Articles


I'm excited to announce the start of a series for @scroll_in on what we know about the choices of voters in 2014 and since then. Here's Part 1 up today! /

In which I account for some of the major transformations of UP/backward classes politics. / This paper was initially presented in a conference at @KingsIndiaInst, organised by @louisetillin.

@TCPD_Ashoka & @CPR_India present a talk on 'Crony Populism - A conversation with Michael Walton and James Crabtree,' on Thursday, 9 August 2018, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., at the Conference Hall, @CPR_India. Don't miss it!

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With the former CEC @DrSYQuraishi at the @TCPD_Ashoka. Learnt a great deal from him about the challenges that he faced while conducting general elections in 2009, particularly in Ladakh. His book 'An Undocumented wonder' is a must read.

Watch the archived Facebook live stream: Talk on 'Crony populism' by Michael Walton and @jamescrabtree as part of the '@TCPD_Ashoka-CPR Dialogues on Indian Politics. /

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Professor Gilles Verniers Department of Political Science Ashoka University took his undergraduate class for a field trip to Progressive Council Conference on the Future of Democracy organised in association with Trivedi Centre for Political Data - LSE South Asia Institute. ... See MoreSee Less

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