India's Silent Revolution
The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India
By (author) Christophe Jaffrelot
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India's Silent Revolution by Christophe Jaffrelot
Book DescriptionSince 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231127868
(219mm x 154mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Christophe Jaffrelot
Christophe Jaffrelot is director of the Centre d'Etudes et Recherches Internationales (CERI), part of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques in Paris. He is the author of The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics, which the New York Review of Books hailed as "a scholarly tour de force."
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