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Why India Votes? offers a fascinating account of the Indian electorate through a series of comprehensive ethnographic explorations conducted across the country — Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. It...
Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge India
Mobility or Marginalisation?
This volume deals with the mobility and marginalization experienced by Dalits in India. It highlights the contradictions and disjunctures they face, resulting in simultaneous improvement and deterioration of their status in society. It discusses their rise and progress along with continuing...
Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge India
Bosses, Lords and Captains
Taking cognisance of the lack of studies on leadership in modern India, this book explores how leadership is practiced in the Indian context, examining this across varied domains — from rural settings and urban neighbourhoods to political parties and state governments. The importance of individual...
Published July 27th 2010 by Routledge India
Forging the Low-caste Self
Firmly situated within the analytics of the political economy of a north Indian province, this book explores self-fashioning in pursuit of the modern amongst low-caste Chamars. Challenging existing accounts of national modernity in the non-West, the book argues that subaltern classes shape their...
Published February 22nd 2010 by Routledge India
Political Innovation in Karnataka
This book examines certain changes in the political make-up of Karnataka, between the early 1970s and the late 1980s, which, in turn, led to the birth of a unique democracy in the state. In a departure from most studies on political science and political history which pay little or no attention to...
Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge
The Changing Face of the Indian Legislative Assemblies
For decades, India has been a conservative democracy governed by the upper caste notables coming from the urban bourgeoisie, the landowning aristocracy and the intelligentsia. The democratisation of the ‘world’s largest democracy’ started with the rise of peasants’ parties and the politicisation of...
Published March 8th 2009 by Routledge India
Politics, Caste and Religion in India
The book is an ethnographic exploration of how ‘democracy’ takes social and cultural roots in India and in the process shapes the nature of popular politics. It centres on a historically marginalised caste who in recent years has become one of the most assertive and politically powerful communities...
Published October 23rd 2008 by Routledge India
Dalits in Neo-liberal India: Mobility or Marginalisation?
To Be Published June 29th 2014