ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Social Background of the Fifth Lok Sabha

THE study of power in society is inextricably linked to the institutions and processes of politics. Pre-eminent among these national institutions is the Lok Sabha. This article examines the social background of those who have successfully operated in the national political arena and now occupy positions of undisputed power and eminence as members of the Lok Sabha. Earlier studies have provided us profiles of the previous four Lok Sabhas and this study extends the analysis to the present body.1 Knowledge about our national legislators has accumulated, but the pool of information

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