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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Andre Beteille see Kothari, Lists with This Book. A critical introduction by Rajni Kothari provides the analytical framework.

Political parties also mobilise caste support. Windsporter marked it as to-read Mar 13, Customers who bought this item also bought. The lower the social and economic status of a caste, the higher the importance of the vote.

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Caste in Indian Politics by Rajni Kothari

Pravin Prakash is currently reading it Jun 24, One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other. InLokayan kotuari awarded the Right Livelihood Award. Shikha Sourav rated it really liked it Jul 21, Vinoth added it Apr 17, As such, politics does not affect the structure of society. Rahul Shejol kothqri it it was ok Jan 27, Balkesh Singh rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Kothari was an only son of his father, a Jain trader.


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The use of caste in politics was analysed by Rajni Kothari in two different stages. Political and developmental institutions do not anywhere function in a vacuum. This second edition has an extended prologue by eminent political scientist James Manor.

This phase culminated with the foundation of Lokayan – Dialogue of the People ina forum for interaction between klthari, thinkers and intellectuals to talked about positive changes in the fields of religion, agriculture, health, politics, and education. All these studies showed that political parties mobilise castes for their functioning and seek their support in winning elections.

Voting provides an opportunity to castes to assert their influence. Kothari has criticised this view also.

Caste in Indian Politics

Get to Know Us. It also considers caste political movements in Rajasthan, Andhra, and also in urban areas of Pune and Agra.


Before independence, generally the upper caste groups occupied the centre of the political stage in the Congress party engaged in the freedom struggle but after independence, individuals from the middle and the lower castes also entered political power field. Aswani added it Jul 21, See all 6 reviews. Foundations of Indian Poliitics Thought: Shubharaj marked it as to-read Jul 14, Manu rated it really liked it Jan 20,