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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The work covers details of caste movements in Gujarat and Tamilnadu, both from a historical and a theoretical perspective.
Voting provides an opportunity to castes to assert their influence. Andre Beteille see Kothari, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Thus, caste system which had only ritualistic function including determining occupation and social status assumed the new role of regulating political behaviour of the people. Also, in order to gain legitimacy, political change in a democratic society. In the second stage, called as the stage of caste fragmentation or factionalism, the leadership cleavages are created and multi-caste and multi-factional alignments come into being.
With regard to the awareness of political changes and major political problems in the country, he found that higher castes had more interest than the middle and the lower castes. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Paramvir Sohanpal marked it as to-read Feb 10, Before independence, generally the upper caste groups occupied the centre of the political stage in the Congress party engaged in the freedom struggle but after independence, individuals from the middle and the lower castes also entered political power field. Rajni Kothari examined the relationship between caste and politics by analysing the issue as to what happens ,othari political system because of the vote of castes. By drawing the caste system into its web of organisation, politics finds material for its articulation and moulds it into its own design.
Samudra Vishwaas rated it really liked it Apr 14, For those castes which are at the bottom of the hierarchy, voting right serves as a powerful activity.
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Caste in Indian Politics
Thereafter he published noted works like Caste in Indian Politics and Footsteps into the Future This second edition has an extended prologue by eminent political scientist James Manor. One of the great political thinkers of the 20th-century,   amongst his noted works include Politics in IndiaCaste in Indian Politicsand Rethinking Democracy Rudolph is of the opinion that caste association has given caste a new vitality and democracy has enabled caste to play an important political role in India.
These leaders come to involve masses too because they leaders want to appeal to wider identities. Kothari has talked of the third stage also in relationship between caste and politics.
He died on 19 January at his residence at Patparganj in East Delhi following urinary tract infection and other age related ailments.
Book is very good for upsc preparation. Foundations of Indian Political Thought: As regards the first view, Rajni Kothari does not agree with it.
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They tend, of necessity, to find bases in society either through existing organisational forms Goverdhana added it Nov 21, Kothari has criticised this view too, holding that all these scholars have failed to see that there never was a complete polarisation between the caste system and the political system. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sold by uRead-shop and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.
Future of Caste System in India. Ravindra Nath added it Jun 21, He 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.
In the third sub-stage, there is not only competition between entrenched and ascendant castes for power and benefits but also within these castes.