Caste and Democracy in India: A Perspective from Below

 
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This book makes two claims about Jati (caste) and democracy in India. First, Social Scientists have only partially understood the realities embedded in the institution of Jati. Second, this partial understanding has propagated a distorted picture of the relationship between Jati and democracy. To prove these claims, the book critically examines structures and processes in the Jati and Indian democracy like Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations, Self-representation, Personality Cult, and Corruption. On the above bases, the book argues that two opposite views on the relationship between Jati and democracy have emerged in the Indian academia; one, Jati as functional for society but antithetical to Indian democracy and second, Jati as dysfunctional for the ex-untouchables but functional for the Indian democracy. However, the first view is more privileged than the other. While the book makes an attempt to map the reasons for this privilege, it tries to record the second with a 'perspective from below'. About The Author:- Vivek Kumar is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University where he earned his PhD. A recipient of Fulbright Teacher's Fellowship, Dr Kumar has been a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Columbia University, New York, USA where he taught a course on 'social Exclusion and Inclusion in Indian Society' during the Spring Semester, 2012. He has also been a visiting fellow at Humboldt University, Germany in 2013 as a DAAD -UGC fellow. He has recently completed a research project, "Social Status and Social Attitudes in India: A Study of Indian College Students," with Harvard University and University of British Columbia. Dr Kumar was appointed as Lecturer at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai in 1996 and has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Pune, Jammu, and Mumbai. His publications include the edited volume Dynamics of Change

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Book Description 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 346 This book makes two claims about Jati (caste) and democracy in India. First, Social Scientists have only partially understood the realities embedded in the institution of Jati. Second, this partial understanding has propagated a distorted picture of the relationship between Jati and democracy. To prove these claims, the book critically examines structures and processes in the Jati and Indian democracy like Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations, Self-representation, Personality Cult, and Corruption. On the above bases, the book argues that two opposite views on the relationship between Jati and democracy have emerged in the Indian academia; one, Jati as functional for society but antithetical to Indian democracy and second, Jati as dysfunctional for the ex-untouchables but functional for the Indian democracy. However, the first view is more privileged than the other. While the book makes an attempt to map the reasons for this privilege, it tries to record the second with a 'perspective from below'. About The Author:- Vivek Kumar is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University where he earned his PhD. A recipient of Fulbright Teacher's Fellowship, Dr Kumar has been a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Columbia University, New York, USA where he taught a course on 'social Exclusion and Inclusion in Indian Society' during the Spring Semester, 2012. He has also been a visiting fellow at Humboldt University, Germany in 2013 as a DAAD –UGC fellow. He has recently completed a research project, "Social Status and Social Attitudes in India: A Study of Indian College Students," with Harvard University and University of British Columbia. Dr Kumar was appointed as Lecturer at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai in 1996 and has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Pune, Jammu, and Mumbai. His publications include the edited volume Dynamics of Change and Continuity in the Age of Globalization: Voices from the Margins (2009); India's Roaring Revolution (2006) and Dalit Leadership in India (2002). He was Chairman, Sub-Group on Awareness Generation, Statistics, Monitoring, Innovation and Research for the formulation of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) constituted by the Ministry of Empowerment and Social Justice, Government of India (2012). He was also member, Committee on Mid-term appraisal of Tribal Sub-Plan and Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan of the 11th Five Year Plan constituted by the Planning Commission of India. The Title 'Caste and Democracy in India written/authored/edited by Dr. Vivek Kumar', published in the year 2014. The ISBN 9788121212243 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 346 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Gyan Publishing House. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is Political Science / General. Language: English. Bookseller Inventory # 9788121212243

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Book Description Gyan, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Contents: Foreword. Introduction. I. Understanding caste: 1. Caste and Hindu social order: some pedagogic issues. 2. Caste: views from the field. 3. Caste: views of Ambedkar and Lohia. 4. Epistemology of caste based social exclusion. 5. Caste and politics of reservation. 6. Untouchability in Uttarakhand: views from the field. II. Caste mobilisation and Democracy: 7. Caste mobilisation in Uttar Pradesh: a survey of 2002 Assembly Elections. 8. Politics of change: a case of Uttar Pradesh. 9. Strengthening of Indian Democracy: BSP’s experiment in Uttar Pradesh. 10. Celebrating Birthday for Swabhiman a perspective from below. 11. Understanding patterns of mobilization: a case of BSP. III. Democracy and Independent agenda for youth: 12. Problems of youth in era of globalisation. 13. Violence and youth: An Independent agenda for Youth. 14. Dalit youths: construction of different personality. IV. Democracy and issues of representation: 15. Democracy and self-representation. 16. Representation of marginalised sections and Indian Political parties. 17. Indian Democracy and personality cult. 18. Presidential election in World’s largest Democracy: the issue of representation. 19. Saffronisation in Democracy. 20. How representative are social sciences in India? 21. Literature and self-representation: a case of Dalits. V. Democracy and development: 22. Social development and planning in developing countries. 23. Caste development and corruption. 24. Cultural heterogeneity and exclusion in India. 25. The reformists role of Buddhism: Dalits and their development. Index. This book makes two claims about Jati (caste) and democracy in India. First, Social Scientists have only partially understood the realities embedded in the institution of Jati. Second, this partial understanding has propagated a distorted picture of the relationship between Jati and democracy. To prove these claims, the book critically examines structures and processes in the Jati and Indian democracy like Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations, Self-representation, Personality Cult, and Corruption. On the above bases, the book argues that two opposite views on the relationship between Jati and democracy have emerged in the Indian academia; one, Jati as functional for society but antithetical to Indian democracy and second, Jati as dysfunctional for the ex-untouchables but functional for the Indian democracy. Bookseller Inventory # 112219

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