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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.
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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
OCLC Number: 936834003
Description: xiv, 505 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One 1. Congress Domination and Conservative Democracy 2. The Ideological Roots of Indian Democracy's Social Deficit 3. Discourses and Practices 4. Congress: Party of the Intelligentsia or of the Notables? 5. The Co-option of Scheduled Caste Leaders and the 'Coalition of Extremes' 6. Indira Gandhi and the Aborted Reform of Congress Part Two 1. The Second Age of Indian Democracy 2. From Reluctant to Compelling Cast-Based Affirmative Action 3. Two Strategies: Quota Politics and Kisan Politics 4. The Janata Dal and the Empowerment of the Low Castes 5. The BSP: Not Just a Dalit Party 6. The Upper Castes' Political Resilience: Congress and the BJP Coping with the Manda Commission
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