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ISBN 84-7824-050-5
Accession No. 6655
Title India's Silent Revolution : The Rise of the Low Castes in North Indian Politics
Author Christophe Jaffrelot
Year of Publishing 2003
Publisher Permanent Black, Delhi
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Short Description Since the 1960s a new assertiveness has characterized India’s formerly silent majority, the lower castes that comprise more than two-thirds of the country’s population. Today, India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, is controlled by lower-caste politicians, as is Bihar, and lower-caste politicians, as is Bihar, and lower-caste representation in national politics is growing inexorably. Jaffrelot argues that this trend constitutes a genuine ‘democratization’ of India, and the social and economic effects of this ‘silent revolution’ are bound to multiply in the years to come.
For anyone interested in Indian politics, post-Independence history, and the contemporary political scenario, this is an indispensable book.
Table of Contents Part 1: Congress in power or India as a conservative democracy
part 2: The uneven emancipation of the lower castes: non-Brahmins in the south, OBCS in the North
Part 3: Quota politics and kisan politics: complementary and competition
Part 4: Tthe upper castes’ political domination on trial: the congress (i), the BJP and mandal
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