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Eminent Indian and international thinkers shared their varied views on the present wave of change in India's political climate. A report on the six ‘Democracy Dialogues’ sessions at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

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.'Indian democracy has improved since globalisation': Meghnad Desai

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