When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics: money and muscles in Indian politics Free downloadWhen Crime Pays By Milan Vaishnav

Many Indian politicians have a long-standing relationship with crime, and Indian democracy has long overlooked the increasing number of political candidates with criminal backgrounds. Milan Vaishnav’s When Crime Pays is an elaborate study of why political parties continue to select such candidates, and why voters elect and re-elect them. With interviews from various dignitaries and extensive fieldwork, this book tries to understand the impact of such “criminal” lawmakers on Indian democracy.

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