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Class, Caste, Gender

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May 2004 | 439 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Contemporary India’s political landscape is characterized by a great deal of social upheaval. This is the result of growing democratic consciousness which is increasingly conflicting with the forces of domination, authoritarianism and hegemony. Against this backdrop, this volume provides an understanding of these forces in both historical and analytical terms. In particular, the seminal essays gathered here explore the specificities of the crucial social categories of class, caste and gender, while simultaneously drawing attention to the arenas in which they intersect.
Manoranjan Mohanty
Preface
 
Introduction: Dimensions of Power and Social Transformation
 
PART ONE: CLASS STRUCTURE AND THE STATE
Anand Chakravarti
Caste and Agrarian Class
A View from Bihar

 
Prabhat Patnaik et al
The Political Economy of the Economic Reform Strategy
The Role of the Indian Capitalist Class

 
Sharit K Bhowmik
The Working Class Movement in India
Trade Unions and the State

 
 
PART TWO: CASTE DOMINATION AND POLITICAL POWER
B R Ambedkar
Castes in India
Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development

 
M N Srinivas
Caste in Modern India
Rajni Kothari
Castes in Indian Politics
D L Sheth
Reservations Policy Revisited
Kancha Ilaiah
Caste or Class or Caste-Class
A Study in Dalit-Bahujan Consciousness and Struggles in Andhra Pradesh in 1980s

 
Gopal Guru
The Language of Dalit-Bahujan Political Discourse
 
PART THREE: GENDER INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Uma Chakravarti
Conceptualizing Brahmanical Patriarchy in Early India
Gender, Caste, Class and State

 
Neera Desai and Maithreyi Krishanaraj
An Overview of the Status of Women in India
Ilina Sen
Women and People's Movement
A Space within the Struggle

 
Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
Gender Inequality and Women's Agency
Manoranjan Mohanty
Conclusion: Social Movements in a Creative Society
 
Appendix
 
Index

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ISBN: 9780761996439
£47.99