G20 booklet calls Ram, Shivaji, Akbar democratic kings


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Two booklets issued by the central government, "Bharat, The Mother of Democracy" and "Elections in India—A Comparative View of 1951-52 and 2019 Elections," reveal that India's democratic ethos has been part of its people for millennia. Uploaded on the official G20 website, the booklets highlight examples from ancient Indian history, including Lord Ram's selection as king, Chhatrapati Shivaji and Emperor Ashoka's governance, and Mughal emperor Akbar's secular administration.