This book is the translation of 'State Of Democracy in South Asia' which has been published by Oxford University Press and prepared by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. This book explores the search for distinctive democracy in the Indian subcontinent. Questions like: What do people feel about Democracy, how many of them feel democracy is right for their country, how many are satisfied with the democratic setup, do people feel that political parties work towards the expectations of the common man? How do people look at independent candidates and contribution of N.G.O.s. These are some of the questions which have been answered through surveys conducted in countries like India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Srilanka. The distinctive feature of this book is its simple language and its graphical presentation.