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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...
UNIT 17 IDENTITY POLITICS IN INDIA
(CASTE, RELIGION, LANGUAGE AND
What is Identity Politics?
Identity Politics in India
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Language, Caste and Power in India
Sociolinguistics and the Language Problem in India
Though there has been a long tradition of studying and interpreting language in India, most of these studies are in descriptive, technical or structural...
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....
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...
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...
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...
India won her independence in 1947 and for winning this independence Congress, as a political party, played the predominant role.
The leaders of the Congress party, then, were great leaders — stalwarts — really dedicated to the cause and to the party which they served. Mahatma Gandhi was the undisputed...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
postcolonial India, has become very relevant in recent years primarily because of two important, yet distinct, reasons. The publication of the Sachar Committee report (The report of the Prime Minister’s High Level Committee on Social, Economic and Educational Status of Muslims in India – PMHLC 2006)...
GovernmeA political system is a system of politics and government. It is usually compared to the legal system, economic system, cultural system, and other social systems. It is different from them, and can be generally defined on a spectrum from left, e.g. communism, to the right, e.g. fascism. However...
the world. India is a perfect example of a nation that is 'fully democratic' even as it develops and faces several challenges. This paper is divided into two different parts showing the problems facing Indian Democracy. The first part briefly talks about the Inequality among peoples in India. Inequality...
Paper I: POLITICAL THEORY:
1. What is Politics – Approaches to the study of Politics: Normative, Behavioural
and Post-behavioural. Feminist views to Politics.
2. Theories of the State (a) Origin: Social Contract Theory; (b) Nature: Idealist,
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...
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...
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...
Muslims in Germany
SOC 315 Week 3 Annotated Bibliography
SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 1 China's Rise to Power
SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 2 Social Stratification Systems Caste vs. Class
SOC 315 Week 5 DQ 1 Globalization
SOC 315 Week 5 Final Research Paper