Caste in Indian Politics
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Caste in Indian Politics by Rajni Kothari

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Published by Asia Book Corporation of America .
Written in English


  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • India,
  • General,
  • Politics / Current Events

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11663442M
ISBN 100861257200
ISBN 109780861257201

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Manor s Caste and Politics in Recent Times is an optimistic account of the changes and developments in the interplay of caste and politics over the past four decades. He shows how the diminishing influence of caste hierarchies has had widespread implications for the voting patterns of the jati-clusters (caste d Pages   Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t78t Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive Python library dev4.   Christophe Jaffrelot’s book tracks India’s tumultuous journey of recent decades, exploring the role of religion, caste and politics in weaving the fabric of a modern democratic state. Author Christophe Jaffrelot is Research Director at CNRS, Sciences Po and Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King’s India Institute. Caste in Indian Politics book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Rejecting the prevailing dichotomy between traditional society an /5.

Arguably one of the world's most respected writers on Indian society and politics, his publications include The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics, to the s, India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India, and Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste, all of which are published Cited by: Arguably one of the world's most respected writers on Indian society and politics, he has published many works, including "The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics, to the s"; "India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India"; and "Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability: Fighting the Indian Caste s: 1. Many people have given some really great suggestions for a better understanding of politics and current state in India. I have been reading a few books in the same ballpark and would suggest the following books: 1- Half-Lion by Vinay Sitapati: Thi.   This book doesn't explore the caste in politics but this is about politics of caste. The book doesn't mentions the most dominant caste of indian politics at any length. Greatly disappointed by reading this. A lot better than this is "Annihilation of caste" by Ambedkar.4/5(15).

(shelved 3 times as indian-politics) avg rating — 1, ratings — published Want to Read saving. The second part consists of essays that demonstrate the relationship between caste and power. The third part comprises material that investigates caste and various Indian political practices on the ground. The fourth, on caste and social transformation, includes discussion on one of the most salient topics in contemporary Indian politics.   Despite the obstacles, however, some Dalits and other low-caste Indians, such as BR Ambedkar who authored the Indian constitution, and KR Narayanan who became the nation's first Dalit president. The chapter attempts to interpret the battles over caste-based regional welfare schemes which have been an explosive feature of Indian politics in the years since Independence. The Indian state is certainly not all-powerful, and the moves it has made in regard to caste, reservations and the amelioration of social and economic 'backwardness Cited by: