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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Caste In Indian Politics

Nikhil rated it really liked it Jan 28, Meenakshi Kumari rated it really liked it Okthari 14, Pravin Prakash rated it really liked it Jan 16, The other five focus on the macro dimensions of the political involvement of caste.

The lower the social and economic status of a caste, the higher the importance of the vote. Vinoth added it Apr 17, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Murfad rated it it was amazing May 09, Of the nine studies that follow, four are based on detailed investigation of individual caste movements and structures and their induction into the political process. Thus, today on the one side caste ceases to be an exclusive political support-base and on the other it greatly affects politics. Feb 22, Debika Paul added it. Rajni Kothari examined the relationship between caste and politics by analysing the issue as to what happens to political system because of the vote of castes.


He died on 19 January at his residence at Patparganj in East Delhi following urinary tract infection and other age related ailments.

Caste in Indian Politics by Rajni Kothari

Pravin Prakash ,othari currently reading it Jun 24, Taking up the debate where Kothari and other contributors had left it, Manors new pplitics makes this seminal collection truly contemporary.

Divya Kasturi rated it liked it Jul 23, Manu rated it really liked it Jan 20, Voting provides an opportunity to castes to assert their influence. He has also analysed India s political parties, the difficulties faced by Chief Ministers sincethe role kotuari India’s Presidents, panchayati raj, civil society s interactions with government, and India s poverty programmes.

But in the second stage, other components of castes like caste consciousness, client loyalties etc. Vandana Jha marked it as to-read Jul 12, Views Read Edit View history.

There is also change in leadership in this stage. In he published Politics in Indiawhich first theorized Indian National Congress as a system rather than a party.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Vikas Datta added it Nov 21, Audible Download Audio Books. Kothari was an only son of his father, a Jain trader. If activists operate as casteist in social and occupational life, how can they think indin terms of operating as non-casteist in political life? Laimwn added it Jun 25, Caste System in India: They want to protect caste and free caste from politics and politics from kothxri.

Paramvir Sohanpal marked it as to-read Feb 10, Ravindra Nath added it Jun 21, Rakesh Kumar marked it as to-read May 13, Politicz says that politics is the acquisition of power for the realisation of certain goals and power is acquired by consolidating positions through mobilising the group caste support.


The Oxford Companion to Politics in India: He soon became associated kothadi Citizens for Democracyand People’s Union for Civil Libertiesa human rights body established inwhere he remained General Secretary from toand subsequently its President. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thereafter he published noted works like Caste in Indian Politics and Footsteps into the Future During the early s, he politicz associated 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. Each essay tries to bring out the substantial change that has taken place in the inter relationship between the antecedent social structure of Indian and democratic politics and underlies the emerging idiom of social-political behaviour.

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Economic and Political Weekly portal. Rajnk the prevailing dichotomy between traditional society and modern polity, Caste in Indian Politics examines their interaction in given community and territorial settings.

Rajiv Mohan marked it as to-read Nov 29,