This is Episode 3 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan.
With election season coming around, here’s a look back at the first Indian elections. Ornit Shani joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss how the government prepared for the first Indian elections between 1951 and 1952.
- How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise by Ornit Shani
- Reports by the Election Commission
- Every Vote Counts: The Story of Indian Elections by Navin Chawla
- An Undocumnted Wonder: The Making of the Great Indian Election by Sy Quraishi