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An insider's view of fifty years of rule in Tamil Nadu by the DMK and the AIADMK, Dravidian parties that started off on a platform of social justice, social reform, and empowerment, and have now morphed into political machines using social welfare labels as political tools for electoral victories. The author was an IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre who witnessed the social changes brought about by successive governments. The book narrates the sequence of events insuccessive administrations to implement this agenda, and argues that a combination of people, politics, and administrative efficiency made this possible.…mehr

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An insider's view of fifty years of rule in Tamil Nadu by the DMK and the AIADMK, Dravidian parties that started off on a platform of social justice, social reform, and empowerment, and have now morphed into political machines using social welfare labels as political tools for electoral victories. The author was an IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre who witnessed the social changes brought about by successive governments. The book narrates the sequence of events insuccessive administrations to implement this agenda, and argues that a combination of people, politics, and administrative efficiency made this possible.