The Verdict: Decoding Indias Elections: Decoding India’s Elections Audiobook, by Prannoy Roy Play Audiobook Sample

The Verdict: Decoding India's Elections: Decoding India’s Elections Audiobook

The Verdict: Decoding Indias Elections: Decoding India’s Elections Audiobook, by Prannoy Roy Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Sumit Kaul Publisher: Penguin Random House Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780143498841

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

18

Longest Chapter Length:

63:49 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

18 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

29:25 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

What are the key factors that win or lose elections in India? What does, or does not, make India’s democracy tick? Is this the end of anti-incumbency? Are opinion polls and exit polls reliable? How pervasive is the ‘fear factor’? Does the Indian woman’s vote matter? Does the selection of candidates impact results? Are elections becoming more democratic or less so? Can electronic voting machines (EVMs) be fiddled with? Can Indian elections be called ‘a jugaad system’? Published on the eve of India’s next general elections, The Verdict will use rigorous psephology, original research and as-yet-undisclosed facts to talk about the entire span of India’s electoral history from the first elections in 1952. Crucially, for 2019, it provides pointers to look out for, to see if the incumbent government will win or lose. Written by Prannoy Roy, renowned for his knack of demystifying electoral politics, and Dorab R. Sopariwala, this book will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in politics and elections in India.

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About the Authors

Since 1980, Prannoy Roy has been synonymous with elections in India. He is renowned for pioneering opinion polls in their present form, which forecast results and analyse the Indian voter-politician love-hate connection. He introduced the country to psephology by explaining on television how numbers blend with politics to predict the winner. Roy is the default setting for decoding who a state, or the country, is voting for. He has a PhD in economics from the Delhi School of Economics, is a qualified chartered accountant and has been economic adviser with the Ministry of Finance.