This book reappraises the segment of Indian politics to describe how the transformation of the operating rules of an elaborate political system could come to be an option exercisable at the will of a prime minister—Indira Gandhi in the year 1975.
1. Introduction 2. The Last Emergency of the Raj 3. The Civil Service and the Emergency 4. Mrs. Gandhi's Pyramid: The New Congress 5. The Industrialists 6. Communism Further Divided 7. India's Rural Poor: What Will Mobilize Them Politically? 8. The Military 9. Indira Gandhi: Determined Not to Be Hurt 10. Explanations