Religion Caste and Politics in India

Religion Caste and Politics in India

by Christophe Jaffrelot


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ISBN-13: 9780199327522
Publisher: An Oxford University Press Publication
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot is Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and teaches South Asian politics and history at Sciences Po (Paris). From 2000-8, he was Director of CERI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po. Arguably one of the world's most respected writers on Indian society and politics, his publications include The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics, 1925 to the 1990s, India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India, and Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste, all of which are published by Hurst.

Table of Contents




Part One: Secularism at Stake: The Birth and Rise of Hindu Nationalism

Part Two: The Sangh Parivar

Part Three: Communal Violence

Part Four: The Rise of the Lower Castes

Part Five: The Political Culture (of voting) in India

Part Six: India and the World

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