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The Verdict (Hindi): Bhartiya Janadesh

The Verdict (Hindi): Bhartiya Janadesh

Prannoy Roy
,
Dorab R. Sopariwala
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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 uses 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 is compulsory reading for anyone interested in politics and elections in India.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: May/2019

ISBN: 9780143447832

Length : 288 Pages

The Verdict (Hindi): Bhartiya Janadesh

Prannoy Roy
,
Dorab R. Sopariwala
Overview

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 uses 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 is compulsory reading for anyone interested in politics and elections in India.

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Prannoy Roy

Prannoy Roy is executive co-chairperson, NDTV Group. He is well-known for his innate knack of translating complicated facts of election politics and budget number-crunching into straight-to-the-point analysis. Several years and thousands of anchoring hours on, he has questioned and examined salient facts about how news affects his viewers' lives. He has been adjudged the television personality of the millennium by the Indian Express poll and has contributed to various national and international publications. Dr Roy has a doctorate in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from London. He has also served as Economic Advisor with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.Dorab Sopariwala is currently editorial adviser with NDTV and senior consultant with Edelman India. He began his career in market research in London with the Metra Consulting Group Ltd. On returning to India in 1972, he joined Indian Market Research Bureau, where he rose to be the deputy chief executive. In 1983, he helped establish MARG as Founder Managing Director and took premature retirement in 1994. From 1996-2004, he was a director on the India Advisory Board of Citibank N.A. He is associated with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and is a past chairman of ASCI. He has a BSc Economics degree from London School of Economics & Political Science and an MSc in Engineering the Imperial College of Science & Technology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

Dorab R. Sopariwala

Dorab R. Sopariwala has been editorial adviser with NDTV and senior consultant with Edelman India for around two decades. Earlier, he worked with market research companies in England (Metra Consulting Group) and India (first with IMRB and then with MARG, where he was the Founder-Managing Director). He has a deep and abiding interest in opinion polling, which spans four decades. He was educated at the London School of Economics and the Imperial College of Science and Technology and is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

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