Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Rajni ioned. Review. A classic collection edited by Rajni Kothari, much of which remains relevant in the Indian political scenario four decades since its. Caste in Indian Politics has 28 ratings and 1 review. Rejecting the prevailing dichotomy between traditional society and modern polity, Caste in Indian P.

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Each essay tries to bring out the substantial change that has taken place in the inter relationship between the antecedent social structure of Indian and democratic politics and underlies the emerging idiom of social-political behaviour. In offices, universities, secretariats, etc. Political and developmental institutions do not anywhere function in a vacuum. Return to Book Page.

A collection studies on caste from across the country. How do people perceive the use of caste in politics? Views Read Edit View history. Rajni Kothari is one of the most remarkable intellectuals independent India has produced.

Maqsood Ahmad marked it as to-read Jul 10, Kundan Pandey rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Laimwn added it Jun 25, Dilshad marked it as to-read Jun 08, In the first sub-stage, the struggle for power and benefits is at first limited to the entrenched castes, i. Kothari has criticised this view too, holding that all these scholars have failed to see that there never was a complete polarisation between the caste system and the political system.

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There is also change in leadership in this stage. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? See all free Kindle reading apps. You can preface your extracts with a politicd review. This also creates the problem of rival caste leaders in politics.


Caste in Indian Politics

He married inand his wife Hansa died in poliics Pravin Prakash rated it really liked it Jan 16, He soon became associated with Citizens for Democracyand People’s Union for Civil Libertiesa human rights body established inwhere he remained General Secretary from toand subsequently its President. Besides scholarly articles he also wrote newspaper columns, inn in published his memoirs titled, Memoirs: They want to protect caste and free caste from politics and politics from caste.

Analysing the political interest by taking all castes together, he found that about 25 per cent castes had high interest in politics, 45 per cent had moderate interest, and 30 per cent had no interest at all. The work kothhari details of caste movements in Gujarat and Tamilnadu, both from a historical and a theoretical perspective.

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Shubharaj marked it as to-read Jul 14, It also considers caste political movements in Rajasthan, Andhra, and also in urban areas of Pune and Agra. Shikha Sourav rated it really liked it Jul 21, Undian Kasturi rated it liked it Jul 23, In the third sub-stage, there is not iin competition between entrenched and ascendant castes for power and benefits but also within these castes.


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Want to Read saving…. Vjayn Muthuraj marked it as to-read Jul 01, This second edition has an extended prologue by eminent political scientist James Indlan.

He has studied every Lok Sabha election sinceand several state pilitics. In he published Politics in Indiawhich first theorized Indian National Congress as a system rather than a party. Of the nine studies that follow, four are based on detailed investigation of individual caste movements and structures and their induction into the political process.

Caste In Indian Politics

The other five focus on the macro dimensions of the political involvement of caste. Here working along with Ashis NandyD. In the second sub-stage, ascendant castes i. Rudolph is of the opinion that caste association has given caste a new vitality and democracy has enabled caste to play an important political role in India.

Also, in order to gain legitimacy, political change in a democratic society. Rejecting the prevailing dichotomy between traditional society and modern polity, Caste in Indian Politics examines their fajni in given community and territorial settings.

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