Indian Elections Data
As part of my dissertation work I put together data on the electoral returns for all of India’s national and state elections since 1961. The data was based on the PDF reports available from the Election Commission of India, but was scraped, parsed, and cleaned. A full version of the election data 1961-2015 (wide format) is part of the replication files for my article “Competing Inequalities?” (Government and Opposition, 2016).
The election datasets are now being updated by the Trivedi Centre for Political Data at Ashoka University and are publicly available (long format) at the Lok Dhaba interface. The national elections also form part of The Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA).
Polling-Station Level (Form-20) Data
In collaboration with scholars ar UC Berkeley and CSDS, I am working on a dataset covering Form-20 data for the 2009 and 2014 national elections in 11 Indian states. The data will be posted here when they are ready.
Replication materials for publications
See the publications tab.