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Past, present and future

ISBN 9780367177331
Published April 25, 2019 by Routledge India
190 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a comprehensive introduction to dalits in India (who comprise over one-sixth of the country‘s population) from the origins of caste system to the present day. Despite a plethora of provisions for affirmative action in the Indian Constitution, dalits are largely excluded from the mainstream except for a minuscule section. The book trace

Table of Contents

 Preface.  Introduction  1. The Caste Context  2. Anti-Caste Developments  3. Pre-Ambedkar Dalit Movements  4. Dalit Movement under Ambedkar  5. Post-Ambedkar Movements of Dalits  6. Religious Conversion as Emancipation  7. Politics as the Masterkey  8. Dalits under Neoliberalism  9. New Trends in dalit Movement  Epilogue  Index  

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