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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If activists operate as casteist in social and occupational life, how can they think in terms of operating as non-casteist in political life?

Kothari has criticised this view too, holding that all these scholars have failed to see that there never was a complete polarisation between the caste system and the political system. This involvement of castes in politics resulted in two things: To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

See all 6 reviews. Pravin Prakash is currently reading it Jun 24, Harold Gould Economic and Political Weekly, Augusthowever, is of the opinion that caste has ceased to be a determinant of politics in India. During the early s, he was poligics with Congress-leader Indira Gandhiand negotiated with the Congress-led central government for Navnirman movementa socio-political movement of against corruption in Gujarat, which ultimately led to the dissolution of the state government.

Rejecting the prevailing dichotomy between traditional society and pplitics polity, Caste in Indian Politics examines their interaction in given community and territorial settings.


Each casre tries to bring out the substantial change that has taken place in the inter-relationship between the antecedent social structure of Indian and democratic kkthari and underlies the emerging idiom of social-political behaviour.

Caste in Indian Politics by Rajni Kothari

Future of Caste System in India. As such, politics does not affect the structure of society. Please try again later.

Thus, today on the one side caste ceases to be an exclusive political support-base and on the other it indin affects politics. Of the nine studies that follow, four are based on detailed investigation of individual caste movements and structures a Rejecting the prevailing dichotomy between traditional society and modern polity, Caste in Indian Politics examines their interaction in given community and territorial rajin.

Further, three sub-stages are pointed out by Kothari in the first stage. He has studied every Lok Sabha election sinceand several state elections.

Lists with This Book. As regards the first view, Rajni Kothari does not agree with it.

Parveen Dabas is currently reading it Jul 04, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Arvind marked it as to-read Mar 25, There, thus, emerge cross-cutting alliances.


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Relationship between Caste and Politics in India

Write a product review. The lower castes also are brought in to support high caste leaders and to strengthen a faction. Kothari was an only son of his father, a Jain trader. There is also change in leadership in this stage.

Caste In Indian Politics

Dilshad marked it as to-read Jun 08, One person found this helpful. Pravin Prakash rated it really liked it Jan 16, Binu Joseph marked it as to-read Jun 28, Sheth, Ramashray Roy, Bashiruddin Ahmed and others, rajnk works in social sciences were published over next two decades.

Shanth rated it really liked it Sep 24, Windsporter marked it as to-read Mar 13, Samudra Vishwaas rated it really liked it Apr 14, In the first sub-stage, the struggle for power and benefits is at first limited to the entrenched castes, i. Just as in Britain, voting is class-determinant, in United States, it is race-determinant, in India it is caste-determinant.

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