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Politics of inclusion : castes, minorities, and affirmative action

Author: Zoya Hasan
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyses the policies and debates surrounding the lower castes and minorities disadvantaged and exclusion in India.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zoya Hasan
ISBN: 9780195696950 0195696956
OCLC Number: 298595007
Description: xiv, 302 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Tables --
Preface and Acknowledgements --
1. Introduction --
2. Constituent Assembly Debates, Minority Rights, and Caste Reservations --
3. Policies and Institutional Frameworks for Protecting the Disadvantaged --
4. Caste, Social Backwardness, and OBC Quotas / 1990 and 2006 --
5. Muslim Backwardness and the Elusive Promise of Affirmative Action --
6. Can a Dalit Christian or Muslim be a Scheduled Caste? --
7. Representation and Underrepresentation in Legislatures --
8. Re-imagining Affirmative Action --
Appendix --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Zoya Hasan.
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