Mine is a very naive understanding of Indian politics but it is certainly something that I have been thinking about in the recent past. Wikipedia defines post-industrial society thus:
If a nation becomes “post-industrial” it passes through, or dodges, a phase of society predominated by a manufacturing-based economy and moves on to a structure of society based on the provision of information, innovation, finance, and services.
From where I’m sitting India has certainly done this after the liberalisation of the economy in 1991. For the years that followed, political parties certainly had a hard time in handling the economy and society that emerged after that. In the 20 years since, I do not think any political party has emerged that understands and targets the problems such a society creates. The problems have nevertheless grown. The problem can be seen in manufacturing and agricultural sector. This is the place where people are struggling.
One of the most successful post industrial political party has been the center-right Bharatiya Janata Party. However, this party too has not groked the post-industrial society entirely. So, is there a post-industrial political party in India?