India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India - The CERI Series in Comparative Politics and International Studies (Hardback)Christophe Jaffrelot (author)
Hardback 500 Pages / Published: 30/11/2002
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Since the 1960s a new assertiveness has characterized India's formerly silent majority, the lower castes that comprise more than two-thirds of the population. Today India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, is controlled by 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 that the social and economic effects of this "silent revolution" are bound to multiply in the years to come.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 766 g
Dimensions: 219 x 154 x 35 mm
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