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Behenji

Behenji

The Rise and Fall of Mayawati

Ajoy Bose
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Does her loss in the 2017 UP elections mean the end of Mayawati? What kind of legacy does she leave behind for Dalit politics?
First published in 2008, this revised edition pinpoints the reasons behind BSP’s fall in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, loss of power in the 2012 assembly elections, the humiliating zero in the 2014 national polls and her most recent electoral debacle. Also scrutinized in concise detail is Mayawati’s performance as an administrator in the face of rampant corruption charges, the leader who brought a Dalit party to power for the first time on its own, and the failure of her social engineering project during her years in power.
Through an astute mix of political analysis and extensive briefings from those close to her as well as her critics and opponents, Ajoy Bose gives us an insight into the amazing saga of Mayawati, examining her political journey over four decades-from her humble beginnings as a disciple of Kanshi Ram to becoming the chief minister of the largest state and political heartland of India, to her decline.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Mar/2009

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MRP : ₹8.99

Behenji

The Rise and Fall of Mayawati

Ajoy Bose

Does her loss in the 2017 UP elections mean the end of Mayawati? What kind of legacy does she leave behind for Dalit politics?
First published in 2008, this revised edition pinpoints the reasons behind BSP’s fall in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, loss of power in the 2012 assembly elections, the humiliating zero in the 2014 national polls and her most recent electoral debacle. Also scrutinized in concise detail is Mayawati’s performance as an administrator in the face of rampant corruption charges, the leader who brought a Dalit party to power for the first time on its own, and the failure of her social engineering project during her years in power.
Through an astute mix of political analysis and extensive briefings from those close to her as well as her critics and opponents, Ajoy Bose gives us an insight into the amazing saga of Mayawati, examining her political journey over four decades-from her humble beginnings as a disciple of Kanshi Ram to becoming the chief minister of the largest state and political heartland of India, to her decline.

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Ajoy Bose

Ajoy Bose has been regarded, in recent years, as the leading expert on Mayawati and her Dalit politics. He is at present a senior political columnist and television commentator, published in leading newspapers and magazines in India and abroad, and appearing on major channels. He has co-written two books, the highly acclaimed For Reasons of State: Delhi under Emergency and the Shah Commission Begins.

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