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Volume 1 , Issue 8 / Feb 2014
THE ROLE OF CASTE IN INDIAN POLITICS
SANDEEP. GULABSINGH AND S.A. PALEKAR
System in India
India is a multicultural and multilingual country. Indian society is broadly divided into four groups. Forward communities (FC) are communities from caste and religion who do not qualify government of India reservation...
"Caste has polarised the national politics and caste politics breed caste parties. Not a single party, however, avowedly opposes casteism, is free from the dominant influence of caste. During election time when the 'question of number games becomes most important, candidates seek to mobilise the...
COMMUNALISM, CASTE AND
In a democratic system, it is quite common that people use different methods for expressing
solidarity and achieving political power. In a country like India, politics has been dominated
by promoting communalism and castism...
UNIT 17 IDENTITY POLITICS IN INDIA
(CASTE, RELIGION, LANGUAGE AND
What is Identity Politics?
Identity Politics in India
Rise of Modern India
India poses a development puzzle on a grand scale. Sixty years of electoral democracy, thirty years of rapid growth, and a number of world class institutions (such as the Institutes of Technology or Election Commission) have led to talk of India as a superpower...
is adopted. Another object of this paper is to analyse the power of cultural
elements in politics and a brief detail on the role of biradaries/castes in local politics with
the reference to Pakistan and India for the reason that it takes one beyond the traditional
range of political theory and practice...
POLS 1280 paper #2
Affirmative Action in India:
The Steps Towards An Equalitarian Society
India is, after the United States, the second largest democracy in the world. With a population of around 1.2 billion people, India impresses her international counterparts for staying a stable...
The civilizations of the Indus River Valley were a very unique group for a number of reasons. As with most ancient civilizations, the social, political and economic systems were guided by religious beliefs. For ancient Indians; however, religious practice literally dictated most levels...
Manohar Lohia and his tackling of Caste issue
This paper will study how and why caste became so crucial to Ram Manohar Lohia’s politics. This would be understood by tracing the different dimensions of some of his theoretical and political activities, specifically on caste and even otherwise. So, for example...
Thank you for accepting to debate on the issue that is important for India's future. India is a big and second most populous country in the entire world. India needs a leadership that is accountable, that can submerge the divisions within and make it a strong nation free from corruption, inequities and...
Institute of Law
B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) Course
Article writing on the topic of
“BAN ON CASTE BASED RALLIES: FOR THE BETTER OR FOR WORSE”
In the Course of
COURSE CODE: 2BL509
As a part of continuous evaluation...
ENGLISH STUDIES IN INDIA: THE CRITICAL MOMENTS
The investigation of the scope of English Studies within the matrix of a larger crisis that of higher education and the question- How English studies in India understands itself in such a situation is posed by the author Rekha Pappu....
Caste (Oxford India Short Introductions). By SURINDER S. JODHKA. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012. xvii, 201 pp. Rs 195 (paperback).
Surinder S. Jodhka’s monograph Caste provides a concise yet very informative history of the complex reality of caste in India. At the same time, the author...
The Indian caste system describes the system of social stratification and social restrictions in the Indian subcontinent in which social classes are defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups, often termed jātis or castes. Within a jāti, there exist exogamous groups known as gotras, the lineage...
WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT IN INDIA An Analytical Overview Prepared by Reecha Upadhyay
General Overview Women’s empowerment in India is heavily dependent on many different variables that include geographical location (urban/rural), educational status, social status (caste and class), and age. Policies on...
Caste and census:
“A caste based census is central to attaining social justice in India”
The Indian national census of 2010/11 has been discussed the world over. The biggest undertaking of its kind, the exercise to count an estimated 1.2 billion population will be India’s fifteenth national census...
CASTE, RELIGION, LANGUAGE AND ETHNICITY
Identity Politics has become a prominent subject in the Indian politics in the past few years.
Rise of low castes, religious identities, linguistic groups and ethnic conflicts have contributed to the significance of identity politics...
India is characterized by more ethnic and religious groups than most other countries of the world. Aside from the much noted 2000-odd castes, there are eight "major" religions, 15-odd languages spoken in various dialects in 22 states and nine union territories, and a substantial number of tribes and...
to prove themselves. But our politicians are not letting these socially backward classes to get rid of the "backward" tag for the sake of vote bank politics.
• At present, only 0.7 per cent of the GDP is spent on higher education and 3.79 per cent on education overall.
• Why has the provision...
DEMOCRACY IN INDIA
India is the seventh largest (by area) and the second most populous country in the world, with roughly one-sixth of its population, of about a billion and a quarter. It is the world's largest democracy. It is one of the world's oldest civilizations yet, a very young nation. Elections...
China and India
China and India were both very advanced ancient civilizations. Both agricultural based civilizations made various technological advances. Although China and India shared many similarities, they had differences such as the social system, politics, and the importance of trade in the economy...
the economic potential of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is such that they may become the four most dominant economies by the year 2050.
India is claimed to be the fastest growing country in Southeast Asia, even some people said that India will be the second China. In this project, we are...
The Caste System describes a social stratification in the Indian subcontinent. Although it is entwined in Hindu beliefs, it encompasses non-Hindus as well. A caste is basically a social class to which a person belongs at birth and which is ranked against other castes, typically on a continuum...
Social and Economic issues.
Since India's Independence in 1947, country has faced several social and economic issues.
|1 Violence |
|1.1 Religious violence ...
Is India a
Introduction: Caste based politics in India
Though the idea that caste is a part of a natural and moral order of things, that it is a hereditary quality which once for all defines ones position and occupational affiliation and which is associated with a particular...
the backward features of Indian society, such as the caste system had religious sanctions in the past. Therefore, it was necessary to reform religious practices as well.
The condition of women was pathetic. The various religions practised in India as well as the personal laws based on them consigned...
hereditary groups that is often termed as jatis or castes. Within a jati, there exist exogamous groups known as gotras which explains the lineage or clan of an individual. There is no universally accepted theory about the origin of the Indian caste system. The Indian classes are similar to the ancient...
Traditional caste, by reorienting itself, seems to be handling
modernity well. It is modernity that appears clueless as to how to
In his two articles in The Hindu (Jan. 8 and 9, 2009), Justice
Markandey Katju has brilliantly articulated what was once the colonial
— now, the modern...
been satisfied with the institutions they inherited. Recently, a debate has been going on in our country about the form of government.
Should India go in for a Presidential form of government in view of the peculiar problems being faced by the Indian polity today? There are a large number of political...