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The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Badri Narayan Tiwari


This book is a commentary on politics and political consciousness, participation, and mobilization among the Dalits of Uttar Pradesh. Based on extensive fieldwork at the village level in eastern Uttar Pradesh, it deals with Dalit social and political history in the state from 1950 to the present. Badri Narayan examines the process of politicization of Dalit communities through their internal social struggles and movements, and their emergence as a ‘political public’ in the State-oriented democratic political setting of contemporary India. This process is represented through stories and narrati ... More

Keywords: Dalits, Uttar Pradesh, political consciousness, political participation, politicization, political public

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198071877
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Badri Narayan Tiwari, author
G.B. Pant Social Sciences Institute, Allahabad