Mukulika Banerjee is Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the LSE. She is interested in the cultural meanings of democracy in South Asia, especially India, and in political anthropology more generally. Mukulika Banerjee’s engagement with anthropology combines the social and the political. Her most recent book Why India Votes? (Routledge, 2014) examines the reasons why despite varying odds, India’s voter graph continues to rise, making India the largest electoral democracy in the world.