This book focuses on general theoretical considerations important for the analysis of political legitimation and integration in diverse societies. It suggests a model of society in which conflicts are accentuated for integrative purposes.
1. Theoretical Framework 2. Primordial Barriers to Integration 3. Non-Primordial Barriers to Integration 4. Synthesis of Traditional and Modern Patterns of Integration 5. Indian Dual Elites and their Patterns of Legitimation 6. Bridging Mechanisms: Intermediary Political Institutions 7. "Objective" Bridging Mechanisms 8. The Limits of Bridging Mechanisms: The Political Pendulum, June 1975 To March 1977 9. Epilogue: Indian Democracy on Trial