Banerjee, Mukulika

Dr Mukulika Banerjee  


Position held

Associate Professor (Reader)


Experience keywords:

democracy; elections; politics; popular perceptions of democracy; public culture

Countries and regions to which research relates:

India; Pakistan; South Asia


Bengali [Spoken: Fluent, Written: N/A]; Hindi [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Urdu [Spoken: Fluent, Written: N/A]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7213



Banerjee, Mukulika and Bhalla, Surajit and Desai, Meghnad and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2017) 2017 Legislative Assembly election results: experts react South Asia @ LSE (12 Mar 2017) blog


Banerjee, Mukulika (2016) Smart villages for smart voters Smart Villages (16 Jun 2016) other

Banerjee, Mukulika (2016) For the vast majority, being able to cast a vote freely is an affirmation of their status as equal citizens of India South Asia @ LSE (23 May 2016) blog


Banerjee, Mukulika (2015) LSE South Asia Centre to launch 1st June South Asia @ LSE (28 May 2015) blog

Banerjee, Mukulika and Gandhi, Gopalkrishna (2015) “Britain celebrates Gandhi today because while oppose he did, he opposed it in a cause that Britain now sees was just” South Asia @ LSE (20 Mar 2015) blog

Banerjee, Mukulika (2015) Modi bowled them over, but they are fans and not citizens South Asia @ LSE (18 Nov 2015) blog

Banerjee, Mukulika (2015) What the “Common Man Party” victory in Delhi means for politics everywhere South Asia @ LSE (11 Feb 2015) blog

Banerjee, Mukulika (2015) “An examination of Indira Gandhi’s second term of office offers an urgent history lesson – we need to study it to understand the present” South Asia @ LSE (25 Apr 2015) blog

Banerjee, Mukulika (2015) Gandhi and Frontier Gandhi South Asia @ LSE (31 Jan 2015) blog


Banerjee, Mukulika and Bose, Sumantra (2014) What can other democracies learn from India? E-debate with LSE academics South Asia @ LSE (9 Apr 2014) blog

Banerjee, Mukulika and Bose, Sumantra (2014) Spotlight on India’s Lok Sabha elections: why do Indians vote? South Asia @ LSE (7 Apr 2014) blog

Banerjee, Mukulika (2014) Debating “Why India Votes?” at the House of Lords South Asia @ LSE (4 Jul 2014) Blog entry

Banerjee, Mukulika (2014) Why India votes? Exploring the political in South Asia. Routledge India, New Delhi, India. ISBN 9781138019713


Banerjee, Mukulika (2013) Cricket and the rise of modern India South Asia @ LSE (22 May 2013) blog


Banerjee, Mukulika (2012) New research project: explaining electoral change in urban and rural India (EECURI) South Asia @ LSE (27 Jul 2012) blog

Banerjee, Mukulika (2012) India: the next superpower?: democracy IDEAS reports - special reports, Kitchen, Nicholas, ed LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


Banerjee, Mukulika (2011) Elections as communitas Social Research, 78 (1). 75-98. ISSN 0037-783X


Banerjee, Mukulika (2010) Leadership and political work In: Price, Pamela and Ruud, Arild Engelsen, (eds.) Power and Influence in India: Bosses, Lords and Captains. Exploring the political in South Asia. Routledge India, New Delhi, India. ISBN 9780415585958

Banerjee, Mukulika (2010) A left front election In: Heath, Anthony and Jeffery, Roger, (eds.) Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches. Proceedings of the British Academy (159). OUP/ British Academy, Oxford, UK, 243-266. ISBN 9780197264515


Banerjee, Mukulika, ed (2008) Muslim portraits: everyday lives in India Yoda Press, New Delhi, India. ISBN 9788190618625

Banerjee, Mukulika (2008) Democracy, sacred and everyday: an ethnographic case from India In: Paley, Julia, (ed.) Democracy: Anthropological Approaches. Advanced seminar. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 63-96. ISBN 9781934691076

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