Voices Of The People: The Elections In India 1977

DVD – (30 minutes, 1978)

Price: $195.00 + shipping and handling

voices…describes the press censorship, outlawing ofpublic gatherings, and jailings of tens of thousands of citizens including “J.P.” (Jayaprakash Narayan, a leader in India’s struggle for independence) following Indira Gandhi’s 1975 declaration of a national “Emergency.” Indira Gandhi’s 1977 announcement that the postponed national elections would be held within two months galvanized her fragmented opposition to form a united Janata (People’s) Party. This film illustrates the Janata Party’s efforts to mobilize public-support efforts that culminated in the Party’s stunning victory over Indira Gandhi’s Congress Party in the 1977 elections.

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