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India's silent revolution : the rise of the low castes in North Indian politics / Christophe Jaffrelot.

By: Jaffrelot, Christophe.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ranikhet : Permanent Black, 2003Description: xiv, 505 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9788178240800 (paperback); 8178240807 (paperback).Subject(s): Dalits -- Political activity -- India | Caste -- India | India -- Politics and government -- 1947- | India -- Social conditions -- 1947-DDC classification: 323.3224 JAF
Contents:
Pt. I. Congress in Power or India as a Conservative Democracy 1. The Gandhian sources of Congress conservatism 2. The Congress: party of the intelligentsia, or party of the notables? 3. The Congress Party and the Scheduled Castes: reservations and co-option 4. Indira Gandhi, the populist repertoire and the aborted reform of Congress Pt. II. The Uneven Emancipation of the Lower Castes: Non-Brahmins in the South, OBCs in the North 5. Caste transformations in the South and West: ethnicisation and positive discrimination 6. Were there Low Caste movements in North India? 7. Caste as the building block of the 'Other Backward Classes': the impact of reservations Pt. III. Quota Politics and Kisan Politics: Complementarity and Competition 8. The Socialists as defenders of the Lower Castes, Jat politicians as advocates of the peasants 9. The quest for power and the first Janata Government 10. The Janata Dal and the rise to power of the Low Castes 11. The renewal of Dalit politics: The B.S.P. party of the Bahujans? Pt. IV. The Upper Castes' Political Domination on Trial: The Congress(I), The BJP and Mandal 12. The Congress(I) and the 'Coalition of Extremes' revisited 13. The Hindu Nationalist division of labour: Sewa Bharti and the BJP between Sanskritisation and 'social engineering' 14. Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-500) and index.

Pt. I. Congress in Power or India as a Conservative Democracy
1. The Gandhian sources of Congress conservatism
2. The Congress: party of the intelligentsia, or party of the notables?
3. The Congress Party and the Scheduled Castes: reservations and co-option
4. Indira Gandhi, the populist repertoire and the aborted reform of Congress
Pt. II. The Uneven Emancipation of the Lower Castes: Non-Brahmins in the South, OBCs in the North
5. Caste transformations in the South and West: ethnicisation and positive discrimination
6. Were there Low Caste movements in North India?
7. Caste as the building block of the 'Other Backward Classes': the impact of reservations
Pt. III. Quota Politics and Kisan Politics: Complementarity and Competition
8. The Socialists as defenders of the Lower Castes, Jat politicians as advocates of the peasants
9. The quest for power and the first Janata Government
10. The Janata Dal and the rise to power of the Low Castes
11. The renewal of Dalit politics: The B.S.P. party of the Bahujans?
Pt. IV. The Upper Castes' Political Domination on Trial: The Congress(I), The BJP and Mandal
12. The Congress(I) and the 'Coalition of Extremes' revisited
13. The Hindu Nationalist division of labour: Sewa Bharti and the BJP between Sanskritisation and 'social engineering'
14. Conclusion.

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