This project is supported by the Rosa Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS), a German political foundation that is part of the grassroots movement of democratic socialism. Bearing the name of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), the foundation serves as a forum for debate and critical thinking about political alternatives, as well as a research centre for progressive social development. The aim of the partnership is to undertake expansive research and stir greater conversation around understudied facets of India’s polity, including on questions of substantive representation, activism and issues in Indian politics. The partnership, since 2019, was rewarding and allowed us to deeply understand the changing dynamics of democratic processes and institutions within the country. Along with research, many academic events were held in partnership with RLS over the years, which opened up the space for future research and dialogue.