The book, broadly, covers the experiences of Decentralisation in South Asia in general and India in specific. In Indian context the focus is on Institutional arrangements for Democratic Decentralisation, Constitutional mandatory provision of reservations to the lower casts, Scheduled Tribes and women, the role of local governance in service delivery, such as MGNREGA, Public Distribution through E-governance mechanism, Health Services, transference accountability, intuitional conflicts and experiences since constitutional amendment Acts. Another important element of the book is that it has focused on two types of areas, one is All India perspective and another one is emerging experiences from different states of India. The states includes Andhra Pradesh Assam, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Uttarakand and West Bengal. The volume also deals with Policy perspective of the Indian state, the emerging issues such as devolution of funds functions and functionary's, community participation planning, natural resource management, centrally sponsored schemes, parallel institutions and need to strengthen these institutions for inclusive governance.