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Studies in Indian Politics (SIP) is a blind peer-reviewed bi-annual journal of Lokniti-CSDS published by Sage. It has been in existence since June 2013. The journal publishes research writings that seek to explain different aspects of Indian politics. It adopts a multi-method approach by publishing articles based on primary data in the qualitative and quantitative traditions, archival research, interpretation of texts and documents, and secondary data. The journal covers a wide variety of sub-fields in politics such as political ideas and thought in India, political institutions and processes, Indian democracy and politics in a comparative perspective particularly with reference to the global South and South Asia, India in world affairs, and public policies. While such a scope makes it accessible to a large number of readers, keeping India  at the centre of the focus makes it target-specific.

SIP is a forum for those engaged in the pursuit of generating new knowledge and  analyses of  Indian politics based on original research. By way of making such a  knowledge and analyses accessible to the public, it caters to the needs of a large number of social and political scientists engaged in teaching and research at educational and research institutions in India and abroad. 

SIP has (and expects) a readership mainly from academics and students  (both post-graduate and research level) in higher education institutions and research institutes in India and abroad. We also expect a few interested journalists, NGO functionaries, political analysts and commentators and policy makers to read the journal.

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Journal Team



Suhas Vasant Palshikar, Retired Professor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India


Managing Editor

K.C. Suri, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Review Editors

Philip Oldenburg, Columbia University, New York, USA

Ujjwal Kumar Singh, Delhi University, Delhi, India


Assistant Editor

Abhay Datar, People's College, Nanded, Maharashtra, India

Editorial Managing Team

Pradeep Chhibber, University of California, Berkeley,  USA

Rajeshwari Deshpande, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

K.K. Kailash, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Irfan Nooruddin, Georgetown University, USA

Sandeep Shastri, Pro VC, JAIN, A deemed to be university Jain, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Editorial Assistant

Vibha Attri, CSDS, Delhi, India

Editorial Board

Hilal Ahmed, CSDS, Delhi, India

Mukulika Banerjee, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Sanjib Baruah, Bard College, New York, USA

Rekha Chowdhary, Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, India

Gopal Guru, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly & Retired Professor of Political Science, CPS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Niraja  Gopal Jayal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Rob Jenkins, Hunter College & The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, USA

Sunil Khilnani, King's India Institute, King’s  College London, UK

Alistair McMillan, University of Sheffield, UK

Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice- Chancellor, Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana, India

Valerian Rodrigues, Ambedkar Chair Professor, Ambedkar University, Delhi, India

Arild Ruud, University of Oslo, Norway

Akio Tanabe, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Divya Vaid, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Ashutosh Varshney, Brown University, RI,USA

Yogendra Yadav, Former Senior Fellow, CSDS, Delhi, India, Activist with Swaraj Abhiyan,India

Advisory Board

Imtiaz Ahmad, Retired Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Pranab Bardhan, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Rajeev Bhargava, CSDS, Delhi, India

Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University, New York, USA, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India

Christophe Jaffrelot, Center for the  International Studies and Research (CERI), Sciences Po, Paris, France

Sudipta Kaviraj, Columbia University, New York, USA

James Manor, University of London, London, UK

Ghanshyam Shah, Formerly National Fellow, ICSSR Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

D. L. Sheth, CSDS, Delhi, India

V. B. Singh, CSDS, Delhi, India


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