I will upload replication data from ongoing research as they are accepted for publication. This page also serves as a repository for resources on subnational politics in India. The sources are also available as supplemental materials to my dissertation at the Brown Digital Repository: https://doi.org/10.26300/s7ek-cp74
This file contains data on parties forming the ruling alliance, chief ministers, and vote & seat share of each party in state assembly elections for all major Indian states from 1951 to 2015. I use data from the Election Commission of India, newspaper reports and secondary sources. Please feel free to contact me if you discover any errors.
Suggested citation: Chakrabarti, Poulomi. 2019. “One Nation, Many Worlds: Varieties of Developmental Regimes in India.” PhD Dissertation, Providence RI: Brown University.
State Government Budgets
The files below are scanned/pdf copies of state budgets (State Finance Reports from the Department of Economic and Policy Research) for the last 70 years collected from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) archives in Mumbai. Reports from 2002 onwards are also available on the RBI website.
The Annual Governor’s Speech at the State Legislative Assemblies in India is a valuable source of systematic data on public policy that currently remains untapped by social scientists. It can be especially useful to trace programs targeted towards specific groups that expenditure-based measures cannot capture. Unlike political speeches that tend to be rhetorical, this speech is prepared by career bureaucrats and presents the major policy initiatives of the year and sets the agenda for assembly debates. I collected more than 300 speeches (1960-2015) from the proceedings of State Assembly Debates from the Parliament Library in New Delhi, and State Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Libraries in the state capitals of Bihar, Punjab, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh. In addition to supporting research on subnational politics, these documents will allow for external verification and replication. I am still scanning these reports, but I'm including some examples below:
Data on Religion and Caste (Caste-Code)
South Asian last names can sometimes indicate the religious and caste identity of individuals. I have put together a dataset of common last names and their respective caste/religious affiliation. In the absence of any official enumeration of caste, this “caste code” can be useful in understanding aggregate patterns on ethnicity, especially as data-scraping and big data techniques allow us to access population-level datasets. The dataset currently covers about 96% of the voters in Delhi (based on the 2013 electoral rolls) and I have tested it to select cases of majority Hindu and Muslim neighborhoods for a recent project. I am happy to share the dataset for academic research.
Articles and Books
Research for my book project led me to collect hundreds of books, articles, and archival sources on subnational politics in India. I could use only a fraction of these for my work, but these materials may be useful for scholars of Indian politics, particularly for those working on my cases – Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu. I am sharing two main sources of secondary research:
Comparative Subnational Politics
Narain, Iqbal, ed. State Politics in India. New Delhi: Meenakshi Prakashan, 1976.
Weiner, Myron. State Politics in India. Princeton University Press, 1968.
Wood, John R. State Politics in Contemporary India: Crisis or Continuity? Westview Press, 1984.
Frankel, Francine R, and M. S. A Rao. Dominance and State Power in Modern India: Decline of a Social Order: Volume 1. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Frankel, Francine R, and M. S. A Rao. Dominance and State Power in Modern India: Decline of a Social Order: Volume 2. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Kohli, Atul. The State and Poverty in India. Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Kohli, Atul. Democracy and Discontent: India’s Growing Crisis of Governability. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Jenkins, Rob. Regional Reflections: Comparing Politics across India’s States. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Jaffrelot, Christophe, and Sanjay Kumar, eds. Rise of the Plebeians?: The Changing Face of the Indian Legislative Assemblies. New Delhi; Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2009.
Kohli, Atul. Poverty amid Plenty in the New India. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Singh, Prerna. How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Murali, Kanta. Caste, Class and Capital. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Kumar, Ashutosh. Rethinking State Politics in India: Regions within Regions. New Delhi: Routledge, 2011.
Grover, Verinder, and Ranjana Arora. Encyclopaedia of India and Her States: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab. 2nd ed. Vol. 4. 10 vols. New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 1996.
Grover, Verinder, and Ranjana Arora. Encyclopaedia of India and Her States: Indian Federalism and Centre-State Relations. 2nd ed. Vol. 3. 10 vols. New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 1996.
Jain, Sumitra Kumar. Caste and Politics in Bihar. New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers, 1989.
Thakur, D. Politics of Land Reforms in India. 1st edition. Commonwealth Publishers, 1989.
Mitra, Roma. Caste Polarization and Politics. Patna: Syndicate Publication (India), 1992.
Das, Arvind N. Agrarian Movements in India: Studies on 20th Century Bihar. London, Eng.: Frank Cass, 1982.
Das, Arvind N. The State of Bihar: An Economic History without Footnotes. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1992.
Jha, Vikas Kumar. Bihar: Criminalisation of Politics. New Delhi: Srishtri Prakashan, 1996.
Gupta, Rakesh. Bihar Peasantry and the Kisan Sabha 1936-47. New Delhi: People’s Publishing House, 1982.
Mishra, Upendra. Caste and Politics in India: A Study of Political Turmoil in Bihar, 1967-1977. New Delhi: Uppal Pub. House, 1986.
Barik, Radhakanta. Land and Caste Politics in Bihar. Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2006.
Das, Arvind N. The Republic of Bihar. New Delhi; New York, NY, USA: Penguin Books, 1992.
Singh, Mahendra. Cohesion in a Predominant Party: The Pradesh Congress and Party Politics in Bihar. Delhi: S Chand and Company, 1975.
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Shah, Ghanshyam. Protest Movements in Two Indian States: A Study of the Gujarat and Bihar Movements. Delhi, India: Ajanta Publications, 1977.
Sharma, Jyotsana. Backward Caste Politics; A Study in Socio-Political Mobility. New Delhi: Satyam Pub. House, 2006.
Ghosh, Papiya. Community and Nation: Essays on Identity and Politics in Eastern India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Sharan, Shree Shankar. Making Sense of Bihar: An Autobiograhy of a Civil Servant in Bihar. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications, n.d.
Sachchidananda, B. B. Mandal. Crisis of Governance: The Case of Bihar. Serials Publications, 2009.
Benjamin, Joseph. Scheduled Castes in Indian Politics and Society. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 1989.
Das, Arvind N. Does Bihar Show the Way? Apathy, Agitation and Alternatives to the Unchanging State. Calcutta: Research Indian Publications, 1979.
Tiwari, Lalan. Democracy and Dissent: A Case Study of the Bihar Movement, 1974-75. Delhi, India: Mittal Publications, 1987.
Prasad, Pradhan H, and Datta. The Tragedy of Bihar. New Delhi: Manak Publications, 1996.
Sharma, Gyan Prakash. Congress and the Peasant Movement in Bihar. Bombay; Delhi: Somaiya Publications Pvt., 1987.
Sinha, Shushil Kumar. Other Half of Society: Backward Caste and Politics of Bihar. Delhi: Raj Publications, 2007.
Kumar, Subodh. The Social, Political Processes and The Economic Development Of Bihar. Manak Publications, 2009.
Robb, Peter G. The Evolution of British Policy Towards Indian Politics 1880-1920: Essays on Colonial Attitudes, Imperial Strategies and Bihar. Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 1992.
Verma, Ravindra Kumar. Dimensions of State Politics: A Study of Bihar. JR Institute of Parliamentary Studies and Political Research, 2001.
Jannuzi, F. Tomasson. Agrarian Crisis in India: The Case of Bihar. University of Texas Press, 2011.
Kumar Ashwani. Community Warriors: State, Peasants and Caste Armies in Bihar. London; New York: Anthem Press, 2008.
Sinha, Harishankar Prasad. The Government of Bihar: A Study of the Secretariat. New Delhi: S Chand and Company, 1980.
Chaudhuri, Amiya K. Contemporary Politics and Changing Economy of Bihar. Calcutta: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, 2010.
Damodaran, Vinita. Broken Promises: Popular Protest, Indian Nationalism, and the Congress Party in Bihar, 1935-1946. Delhi; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Sinha, Aran. Nitish Kumar and the Rise of Bihar. Penguin India, 2011.
Prasad, Chandra Bhushan. Changing Scenes: Memoirs of a Civil Servant. South Asia Books, 1992.
Srivastava, Lakshman Prasad. Public Personnel System in India. Anmol Publications, 1987.
Prasad, Kedarnath. The Economics of a Backward Region in a Backward Economy: A Case Study of Bihar in Relation to Other States of India. Scientific Book Agency, 1967.
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Lakshman, Narayan. Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Jayakanthan, D. A Literary Man’s Political Experience: Tamil Nadu since 1946. Vikas Publishing House PVT LTD, 1974.
Barnett, Marguerite Ross. The Politics of Cultural Nationalism in South India. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976.
Bouton, Marshall M. Agrarian Radicalism in South India. 1 edition. Princeton University Press, 1985.
Wyatt, Andrew. Party System Change in South India: Political Entrepreneurs, Patterns, and Processes. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2010.
Surianarayanan, P. State Administration in Tamil Nadu. New Delhi: Vikas Pub. House : Distributors, UBS Publishers’ Distributors, 1999.
Krishnaswamy, S. The Role of Madras Legislature in the Freedom Struggle, 1861-1947. New Delhi: Indian Council of Historical Research, 1989.
Baker, Christopher John, and D A Washbrook. South India: Political Institutions and Political Change 1880–1940. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1975.
Baker, Christopher John. The Politics of South India, 1920-1937. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1976.
Washbrook, D A. The Emergence Of Provincial Politics The Madras Presdence 1870-1920. Cambride South Asian Studies 18. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Suntharalingam, R. Politics and Nationalist Awakening in South India, 1852-1891. University of Arizona Press, 1974. (192)
Widlund, Ingrid. Paths to Power and Patterns of Influence: The Dravidian Parties in South Indian Politics. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala Universitet, 2000.
Hirway, Indira, S. P Kashyap, and Amita Shah. Dynamics of Development in Gujarat. New Delhi; Ahmedabad: Concept Pub. Co. ; Centre for Development Alternatives, 2002.
Rutten, Mario, and Carol Upadhya. Small Business Entrepreneurs in Asia and Europe: Towards a Comparative Perspective. SAGE Publications, 1997.
Sanghavi, Nagindas. Gujarat A Political Analysis. Centre for Social Studies, 1996.
Pathak, Devavrat N., Mathuradas Govindji Parekh, and Kirtidev Dahyabhai Desai. Three General Elections in Gujarat: Development of a Decade, 1952-1962. Ahmedabad: Gujarat University, 1966.
Shinoda, Takashi. The Other Gujarat. Mumbai: Popular Prakashan, 2002.
Sheth, Pravin Natvarlal. Political Development in Gujarat. Ahmedabad: Karnavati Publications, 1998.
Lakdawala, D.T. Gujarat Economy: Problems and Prospects; 1st ed. Ahmedabad: Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, 1983.
Shah, Ghanshyam, Mario Rutten, and Helen Steefkerk, eds. Development and Deprivation in Gujarat. SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2002.
Shah, Ghanshyam. Caste Association and Political Process in Gujarat: A Study of Gujarat Kshatriya Sabha. Bombay: Centre for Regional Development Studies, 1977.
Kamath, M.V. Narendra Modi: The Architect of a Modern State. Rupa & Co, 2009.
Sinha, Aseema. The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005.
Mehta, Uday, and Ram Puniyani. Sectarianism, Politics, and Development. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2012.
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Singh, Bhupinder. Punjab Politics: Retrospect & Prospect. 1 edition. Readworthy Publications Pvt Ltd, 2011.
Singh, Pritam. Emerging Pattern in Punjab Economy. Stosius Inc/Advent Books Division, 1984.
Singh, Balbir. Punjab Economy: Challenges and Strategies. Mohit Publications, 2006.
Bajwa, Harcharan Singh. Fifty Years of Punjab Politics (1920-1970). Chandigarh: Modern Publishers, 1979.
Singh, Pritam. Political Economy of the Punjab: An Insider’s Account. New Delhi: MD Publications, 1997.
Puri, Nina. Political Elite and Society in the Punjab. New Delhi: Vikas, 1985.
Kaur, Kuldeep. Akali Dal in Punjab Politics: Splits and Mergers. New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 1999.
Sidhu, Lakwinder Singh. Punjab Politics And Congress 1947-1966. Delhi: Harnam Publications, 1994.
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Dua, Veena. The Arya Samaj in Punjab Politics. New Delhi: Picus Books, 1999.
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Saini, B. S. The Social and Economic History of the Punjab: 1901-1939 (Including Haryana and Himachal Pradesh). Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 1975.
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Singh, Amrik, ed. Punjab in Indian Politics: Issues and Trends. New Delhi: Ajanta Publications, 1985.
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Singh, Jitendra. Communist Rule in Kerala. New Delhi: Diwan Chand Indian Information Centre, 1959.
Tharamangalam, Joseph. Kerala: The Paradoxes of Public Action and Development. Orient Longman, 2006.
Jeffrey, Robin. The Decline of Nair Dominance: Society and Politics in Travancore 1847-1908. Manohar, 1976.
Lieten, Georges Kristoffel. The First Communist Ministry in Kerala 1957-9. Calcutta, Delhi: K P Bragchi & Company, 1982.
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Samithi, Janakeeya Raksha. United Front Administration: Rule of Lawlessness and Chaos in Kerala. Vol. 3, n.d.
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Nair, R. Ramakrishnan. How Communists Came to Power in Kerala. Kerala Academy of Political Science, 1965.
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Sadasivan, S. N. Administration and Social Development in Kerala: A Study in Administrative Sociology. New Delhi: Indian Institute of Public Administration, 1988.
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Shah, Ghanshyam. Caste and Democratic Politics In India. Delhi: Anthem Press, 2004.
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Shah, Ghanshyam. Social Movements and the State. Vol. 4. Readings in Indian Government and Politics. New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif ; London: SAGE Publications, 2002.
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Kohli, Atul, ed. India’s Democracy: An Analysis of Changing State-Society Relations. Princeton University Press, 1990.
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Shah, Ghanshyam, ed. Caste and Democratic Politics in India. London: Anthem Press, 2003.
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Karunakaran, K. Coalition Governments in India : Problems and Prospects. Simla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1975.
Some other sources on subnational politics in India that I found useful are:
EOPP Indian States Data by Timothy Besley and Robin Burgess at LSE. Includes state-level data on land reforms, politics, poverty and inequality, public finance, and socio-economic indices from 1957 to 2002.
India Human Development Survey-II by Sonalde Desai and Reeve Vanneman at the University of Maryland. A nationally representative survey of 42,152 households across India in 2004-05. Topics include health, education, employment, marriage, fertility, gender, social capital, infrastructure and local government.
Francesca Jensenius at the University of Oslo has put together an excellent dataset on national and state elections in India from 1961 to 2015.
The Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD) at Ashoka University maintains data on Indian elections from 1962 onwards.
Aaditya Dar at the Indian School of Business has compiled an extensive list of publicly available datasets on politics and development in India.