We are now into the third week of the Indian national election. Up to now, most international media coverage has been concerned with the hardline history of the Bharatiya Janata Party and it’s leader Narendra Modi. But with stunningly high voter turnout, who are the parties and what are the themes of the election? I spoke to Professor David Lockwood, Professor of Indian history at Flinders University, to get a backgrounder on the world’s largest election.

 

 

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