The Creation and Dissolution of Indian Democratic Socialism

  • Kayla Mudaliar

Abstract

The following is a comparative analysis of India's political sphere under the leadership styles of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and daughter, and succesor Indira Gandhi. The essay eludes to the establishment of Indian democracy under Nehru and the authoritarian policies of Gandhi. Although related by blood and raised in the same caste, both influential leaders had polarized ideals of "a successful India." The rise and fall of democracy will be anlayzed through important policies, consititutional amendments, and ideologies surrounding economics, religion and society. Both versions of democratic socialism ultimately determined the legacy each Prime Minister left behind on the world's largest democratic state. 

Published
2020-12-15