This volume grew out of a panel on Indian state politics presented at the thirty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 1984. Brass, Kohli, Manor and Wood gave papers and Church served as discussant; subsequently, Blair, who chaired the panel, and Lele and Varkey generously offered to participate as well. All of the papers were revised and edited speedily in order to take advantage of Westview Press' rapid publication and distribution through the Replica Edition process.
Tables and Map -- Preface -- Contributors -- 1. INTRODUCTION: CONTINUITY AND CRISIS IN INDIAN STATE POLITICS /JohnR. Wood -- 2. DIVISION IN 1HE CONGRESS AND THE RISE OF AGRARIAN INTERESTS AND ISSUES IN UTIAR PRADESH POLITICS, 1952 TO 1977 /Paul R. Brass -- 3. STRUCTURAL CHANGE, THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR, AND POLITICS IN BIHAR /Harry W. Blair -- 4. COMMUNIST REFORMERS IN WEST BENGAL: ORIGINS, FEATURES, AND RELATIONS WITH NEW DELlil /Atul Kohli -- 5. THE RISE AND DECLlNE OF THE LEFr AND DEMOCRATIC FRONT IN KERALA. /Ouseph Varkey -- 6. BLURRING 1HE LlNES BEfWEEN PARTIES AND SOCIAL BASES: GUNDU RAO AND 1HE EMERGENCE OF A JANATA GOVERNMENT IN KARNATAKA /James Manor -- 7. ONE-PARTY DOMINANCE IN MAHARASHTRA: RESILIENCE AND CHANGE /Jayant Lele -- 8. CONGRESS RESTORED'? THE "KHAM" STRATEGY AND CONGRESS(!) RECRUITMENT IN GUJARAT /JohnR. Wood -- 9. CONCLUSION: THE PATIERN OF STATE POLITICS IN INDIRA GANDHI'S INDIA /Roderick Church -- Index.