Ornit Shani

Ornit Shani is a scholar of the politics and modern history of India. Her latest book How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise (2018) uncovers the greatest experiment in democratic history: the creation of the electoral roll on the basis of universal adult franchise in India. Her previous book is Communalism, Caste and Hindu Nationalism: The Violence in Gujarat (2007), and she is currently working on a social history of India’s first elections. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Haifa.
Year: 2018