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Fasting for justice
Has Anna Hazare's fast signalled the beginning of a corruption-free era in India?
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2011 09:26

Anna Hazare has become an icon in India. On Sunday, he broke a 13-day hunger strike against corruption after reaching a compromise with the Indian government. 

This came amid two weeks of massive protests led by Hazare as an anti-corruption movement has swept across the country, dealing the ruling Congress Party a serious blow.

So, is this the beginning of a corruption-free era in India? And has Hazare's movement introduced a new element into the country's politics? 

Inside Story, with presenter Sami Zeidan, discusses with guests: Mridula Mukherjee, a historian and director of the Nehru Memorial Museum; Marie Lall, a South Asia specialist at the University of London; and Sanjay Nirupam, a member of the Indian parliament with the Congress Party. 

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