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India's silent revolution : the rise of the lower castes in North India

Author: Christophe Jaffrelot
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jaffrelot argues that the trend towards lower-caste representation in national politics constitutes a genuine "democratization" of India and that the social and economic effects of this "silent  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christophe Jaffrelot
ISBN: 0231127863 9780231127868 8178240807 9788178240800
OCLC Number: 50064516
Description: xiv, 505 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Congress in power or India as a conservative democracy --
The uneven emancipation of the lower castes : non-Brahmins in the South, OBCs in the North --
Quota politics and Kisan politics : complementarity and competition --
The upper castes' political domination on trial : the Congress(I), the BJP, and Mandal.
Responsibility: Christophe Jaffrelot.
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