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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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Rajni Kothari

Please try again later. An academic who always insisted on living a life of the mind, Kothari s story is the story of Indian political science coming of age. By drawing the caste system into its web of organisation, politics finds material for its articulation and moulds it into its own design. Voting provides an opportunity to castes to assert their influence.

Anyusha Rose rated it liked it Jun 18, Political and developmental institutions do not anywhere function in a vacuum. He shows how the diminishing influence of caste hierarchies has had widespread implications for the voting patterns of the jati-clusters caste groups. A collection studies on caste from across the country.

Caste In Indian Politics

B political elite, thus, may talk of secularism and denounce caste and casteist politics but in practice they function under the pressure of caste, since their own emergence as leaders has a caste background. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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Taking up the debate where Kothari and other contributors had left it, Manor s kothark chapter makes this seminal collection truly contemporary. In offices, universities, secretariats, etc. The Oxford Companion to Politics in India: About the Author Rajni Kothari is one of the most remarkable intellectuals independent India has produced.

Relationship between Caste and Politics in India

Kothari has talked of the third stage also in relationship between caste and politics. To ask other readers questions about Caste in Indian Politicsplease sign up. Foundations of Indian Dajni Thought: In the first sub-stage, the struggle for power and benefits is at first limited to the entrenched castes, i.

Parveen Dabas is currently reading it Jul 04, For those castes which are at the bottom of the hierarchy, voting right serves as a powerful activity.

Dilshad marked it as to-read Jun 08, Goverdhana added it Nov 21, He says, there is always mutual effect of caste and politics on each other. Caste System in India: The volume will be of daste to students and scholars of political science. Ajanta Das rated it really liked it Aug 31, It is not only the large castes which affect politics but also the smaller castes which have become important in seeking votes.

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. Retrieved 24 January I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


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Get to Know Us. You must be logged in to post a comment. 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. Laimwn added it Jun 25, Also, in order to gain legitimacy, cadte change in a democratic society. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days.

Buy the selected items together This item: He married inand his wife Hansa died in The work covers details of caste movements in Gujarat and Tamilnadu, both from a historical and a theoretical perspective. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Economic and Political Weekly portal.