Chambers Book of Indian Election Facts

Kingshuk Chatterjee

Surbek Biswas

Did You Know?

B.R. Ambedkar, Father of the Indian Constitution, never won an election. He actually lost all the elections he contested in.

The only referendum ever to be held in the Republic of India decided that Goa was not to be merged into Maharashtra.

The world's first democratically elected communist government was formed in Kerala in 1957.

Chambers Book of Indian Election Facts, the first book of the Chambers Facts series in India, covers Indian elections right from the beginnings in the second half of the nineteenth century to present-day India. This compact chronicle of modern Indian elections is divided into three parts: the age of Congress dominance (around 1952-77); the age of political fragmentation (1977-99) and, finally, the age of ascendancy of the BJP (roughly 1999 onwards).

Comprehensive coverage of all Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections, derived from meticulous research that is blended with journalistic verve, makes the book fascinating and useful. This easily accessible one-of-a-kind quick reference to Indian electoral history with all essential information as well as intriguing beyond-the-ballot events is sure to both educate and entertain.


  • Classification : REFERENCE
  • Pub Date : APR 22, 2024
  • Imprint : Hachette India
  • Page Extent : 576
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357318389
  • Price : INR 699

Kingshuk Chatterjee

Kingshuk Chatterjee is a Professor of History at Calcutta University. He has previously served as a Founding Professor in the Department of History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar University and as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.


Surbek Biswas

Surbek Biswas is Special Correspondent at  the Bengali daily from the Times of India Group. Previously he has worked for Anandabazar Patrika  and  Hindustan Times. He has been covering elections since 1999. Surbek covers crime, terrorism and politics, and he frequently writes political columns in the editorial page. He runs a food blog in the digital wing of Ei Samay.

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