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About the Author
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta has been a journalist since 1977. His works cuts across different mediaprint, radio, television, the internet and documentary filmsin three languages, English, Bengali and Hindi. He has worked full time with Business India, Business World, The Telegraph, India Today, The Pioneer and the TV18-CNBC television channel (for which he anchored a daily discussion and interview based programme for nearly six years). He has directed a number of documentary films, including one on the impact of television on Indian society ‘Idiot Box or Window of Hope’, one entitled ‘Grabbing Eyeballs: What’s Unethical About Television News in India’ and another five-part series on the resource curse of India’s main coal mining region ‘Hot As Hell: A Profile of Dhanbad’. He teaches at various educational institutions, spoken and acted as a consultant on subjects related to his areas of interestIndia’s polity, its economy and media. He headed an educational institution, the School of Convergence as its director for six years. He is currently an independent media practitioner and commentator.
Table of Contents
Introduction India in the Time of CoalitionsBharatiya Janata Party In Search of the 'Right' StrategyIndian National Congress A Return to Family ValuesCaste in Stone Politics of the Hindi HeartlandSmall Is Beautiful Rooted in RegionLeft Parties Caged BirdsFriends in Need Are Coalitions Inherently Unstable?Friends in Deed Can Coalitions Govern Effectively?Illusion of Consensus Political Economy of CoalitionsGazing at a Crystal Ball