Election Studies

Since 1967, CSDS has been conducting election surveys to study electoral trends at the Lok Sabha level and at the State level, which touch upon the fine interplay of political and social facets of ele...


Other Thematic Studies

Lokniti has conducted several extensive theme-specific studies spanning over a wide range of topics. We have conducted a series of studies on the Youth in India, State of Democracy in South Asia, Wome...


Data Archive

The data unit has a rich record of all our surveys which are available for social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists who wish to enhance their understanding of the theoretic...


Publications & Commentary

Our survey based comprehensive reports and works serve as crucial window to develop an understanding of Indian politics. Links to our reports and studies can be found Our survey based comprehensive r...


Capacity Building

Research is a logical and systematic search for new and useful information on a particular topic. On the other hand methods are the tools which help the researchers solve the research problems. R...



In addition to the extensive Lokniti Network, our collaborators include a number of organizations in academics and beyond, both internationally and nationally. In the past, we have worked with several...


Resources on Politics

Our works in the form of books, journals, research reports and opinion pieces cut across a wide range of topics, offering intellectual insights to understand the working of Indian democracy. One can f...



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