Caste and politics in Bihar

by Sumitra Kumar Jain

Publisher: Commonwealth Publishers in New Delhi

Written in English
Published: Pages: 134 Downloads: 171
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Places:

  • Bihar (India),
  • India,
  • Bihar.

Subjects:

  • Caste -- India -- Bihar.,
  • Bihar (India) -- Politics and government.

Edition Notes

StatementSumitra Kumar Jain.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS485.B5175 J35 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 134 p. ;
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1830304M
ISBN 108190007793
LC Control Number89902148

  Bihar elections Caste politics: Why the Bihar election is tragic, regardless of the outcome Bihar is headed for a sharply polarised election: . Author: Govind Sadashiv Ghurye ISBN: Genre: Caste File Size: MB Format: PDF, ePub Download: Read:   New Phase in Backward Caste Politics in Bihar. Economic and Political Weekly. 34 (), August , pp. NOTE: If you don't find these readings, please get in touch with us. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age. Susan Bayly; Online ISBN: B. B. ‘ Agrarian movements in Bengal and Bihar ’ .

bihar to tihar my political journey Download bihar to tihar my political journey or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get bihar to tihar my political journey book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in .   The story of the Vikassheel Insaan Party or VIP, a party of the Nishad community in Bihar, is important for understanding the positives and negatives of the rise of small caste-based political parties whose only agenda is reservation and cal observers of Bihar are aware of the importance that Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, the large open space of lush green grass cover . The Nitish Kumar era has, in fact, seen a disenfranchisement of Dalits in Bihar politics and return of the landed class and upper caste hegemony. The Dalit political space had almost been completely eliminated by Nitish Kumar, both discursively as well as politically (see Kumar ; Ananth ). Post-Mandal Politics in Bihar presents a detailed account of Bihar’s electoral politics from the s right up to the recent breakup of the RJD–JD(U)–Congress Grand Alliance. The book also traces the social and economic history of Bihar and the underlying reasons for its fragmented, caste-driven, and religion-driven politics.

Caste Calculation in the Politics of Bihar. It means vote could not be separated from the caste in Bihar. Each and every step that has been taken according to the caste feature, role, numbers. Chapter 1: State Formation, Caste Formation, and the Emergence of a Lower-Caste Politics. Chapter 2: Lalu Yadav’s Bihar: An Incomplete Revolution. Chapter 3: Caste in the State: Division and Conflict within the Bihar Government. Chapter 4: Caste, Regional Politics, and Territoriality. Chapter 5: A Multiple Village: Caste Divisions, Democratic.

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From an upper-caste dominated power structure, the politics in Bihar during the post-Mandal period, which this book is all about, has got transferred to the dominant middle castes, namely, the OBCs in general and the Yadavs in particular. The Yadavs and the Muslims constitute a sizeable portion of the voters in Bihar.

The world view about society and politics in Bihar is all about different castes and how they are the basis of support for political parties.

These castes are constantly in conflict for social dominance and political power. The history of the state has numerous instances of caste alliances, networks and mobilizations (Jha and Pushpendra ). Primus Books, - Caste - pages 1 Review Following independence, the Nehruvian approach to socialism in India rested on three pillars: secularism and democracy in the political domain, state intervention in the economy, and diplomatic non-alignment Reviews: 1.

(See also a Book review.) THESE brief reflections on caste and politics in Bihar are meant to reinforce the recent and particularly sensitive observations of Ashis Nandy and Dipankar Gupta on the meaning of caste in the social and political calculus of late 20th century India.

How the maha-rally shaped Nitish’s political career. Leaders at the maha-rally strongly advocated “Luv-Kush” unity in Bihar, referring to Rama and Sita’s twin sons in the epic Ramayana — Luv stood for Kurmis and Kush stood for Kushwahas, another OBC caste that accounts for 6 per cent of Bihar’s population.

The maha-rally was the first indication that the backward caste unity. Anthem Press, - History - pages 1 Review This book dissects the politicization of caste massacres and provides a provocative portrayal of the private caste armies operant in so-called Reviews: 1.

1 day ago  New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput had a caste and that is all that matters in the current socio-political milieu of Bihar where, in spite of being just 4 per cent of the total population, Rajputs are a dominant and influential community that can swing elections and the deceased actor belonged to.

Being traditional landlords and one of the early literate castes, the Bhumihars have been influential in the politics of Bihar since the British days.

Noted Bhumihar princely state rulers included Harendra Kishore Singh (Raja of Bettiah) and Vibhuti Narayan Singh (Raja of the Benares). The use of caste in politics may be analysed in two different stages. First Stage-Mainly two categories of people are involved in politics: (a) High castes like Reddi (Andhra Pradesh), Pattidars (Gujarat), Lingayats (Karnataka), Rajputs and Jats (Rajasthan), and Kayasthas (Bihar) and Intellectuals with high social status.

‘Politics of Vote Bank’: Why Caste is Key in Ram Mandir Movement. who had tried his luck in politics in Bihar but couldn’t make a mark, remains a devoted VHP supporter. In his book. By Anindya BanerjeeNew Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput had a caste and that is all that matters in the current socio-political milieu of Bihar where, in spite of being just 4 per cent of the total population, Rajputs are a dominant and influential community that can swing elections and the deceased actor belonged [ ].

For the time being, Bharatiya Janata Party is focussing its politics on the Bihar Election There is a popular saying in India’s politics, ‘Jaati Nahi Jaati’. Meaning that caste never goes out of the election in India.

All the party has to do for a Bihar election is to fit perfectly in the caste arithmetic and have some top credible. Wilkerson ends the book by holding up Nazi Germany as a caste system successfully dismantled. But if Germany is an example of how caste can. PATNA: Despite political differences in the state, opposition parties in Bihar including Congress, RJD and HAM have come out in support of JD(U) over the latter's demand for a nationwide caste.

New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput had a caste and that is all that matters in the current socio-political milieu of Bihar where, in spite of being just 4 per cent of the total population, Rajputs are a dominant and influential community that can swing elections and.

The Book Looks Bihar Politics From A Different Angle. Land And Caste Are Two Critical Elements In Politics. The Book Keeps A Historical Narrative To Explain The Dynamics Of Politics In Bihar.

By S Bihar Had Seen A Militant Kisan Politics, Which Imping. Bihari society follows a very rigid caste system, which influences daily life and politics. The Census of India indicated that Scheduled Castes constituted 15% of Bihar's crores population.

The census identified 21 of 23 Dalit sub-castes as Mahadalits. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jain, Sumitra Kumar. Caste and politics in Bihar.

New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers, (OCoLC)   Here's why 'Justice for Sushant' will benefit BJP in Bihar polls. New Delhi, Aug 9 Sushant Singh Rajput had a caste and that is all that matters in the current socio-political milieu of Bihar where, in spite of being just 4 per cent of the total population, Rajputs are a dominant and influential community that can swing elections and the deceased actor belonged to that very community.

Sushant Singh Rajput had a caste and that is all that matters in the current socio-political milieu of Bihar where, in spite of being just 4 percent of the total population, Rajputs are a dominant and influential community that can swing elections and the deceased actor belonged to that very community.

The BJP in Bihar is identified as an upper-caste party, and Nitish Kumar’s value in Bihar politics is as a signifier of the non-Yadav OBC vote, and particularly the EBCs (Extremely Backward Classes), a category he created.

This old calculation ignores the reality that the BJP has actually been working on the EBC vote for a long time, and won. Economy and society in Bihar: the colonial policy and its impact --Peasant movements in Bihar, --Zamindars in Bihar politics --Tenancy Reforms Act: the first Congress Government, --Land Reform Act --Ag[r]arian policy of the Congress after --Caste politics in Bihar.

For example, Richard Sission analysed the development of Congress party in one district (Na- gaur) in Rajasthan in the s in terms of the caste support; Ramashray Roy studied recruitment to a political party on caste basis in Bihar in the s; Andre Beteille (see Kothari, ) studied shift in the power of political parties.

The headline “Nitish tidal wave sweeps Bihar” (Nov. 25) says it all. For long, Bihar was swamped under mismanagement, underdevelopment, caste and communal politics.

The politics in India and more particularly the politics in Bihar ever since the post-Mandal era has seen to be obsessed with two agenda – social justice and social engineering which in the realm of realpolitik became euphemism for the politics of reservation and the politics of inventing new caste equations for obvious electoral gains.

understanding of caste consciousness and political change in Bihar. The first section of the paper presents an overview of political demography of Bihar in order to provide an understanding of the dynamics that have an important bearing on electoral politics. The following section discusses, though in brief, political history of Bihar since.

Thapar-Björkert, S'Gender and caste conflicts in rural bihar: dalit women as arm bearers', in Yuval-Davis, N, Kannabiran, K & Vieten, U (eds), The situated politics of belonging, Sage Studies in International Sociology, SAGE Publications Ltd, London, pp.

viewed 7 Junedoi: /n Caste and Bihar Politics Ravindra Kumar Yerma Though the backward castes constitute nearly 60 per cent of Bihar's electorate, till the early years of the s- these castes were politically not significant. was the turning point in their political organisation when reservation for backward castes in government service was introduced.

New Delhi: With assembly elections round the corner, political parties in Bihar treaded cautiously on Wednesday. “On the same day last year, Article and 35 A were withdrawn from Kashmir,” Sanjay Jaiswal, Bihar BJP chief, told ET. He said the beginning of temple construction is the beginning of a new era in India.

Panchayat Excommunicated Me From Caste For Marrying A Muslim Woman, Says Hindu Man In Complaint To Police by Swati Goel Sharma - Jul. The chapter attempts to interpret the battles over caste-based regional welfare schemes which have been an explosive feature of Indian politics in the years since Independence.

The Indian state is certainly not all-powerful, and the moves it has made in regard to caste, reservations and the amelioration of social and economic 'backwardness Cited by:   Community Warriors: State, Peasants and Caste Armies in Bihar (Anthem South Asian Studies) [Kumar, Ashwani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Community Warriors: State, Peasants and Caste Armies in Bihar (Anthem South Asian Studies)Author: Ashwani Kumar. The complicated caste politics of Bihar. This election has some striking resemblances to the landmark one ofwith sub-caste combinations and antipathies still the bedrock of measures.