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Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

Zoya Hassan


Situated at the interface of policy and political processes, this study explores the dynamics and strategies of the state with regard to Muslims and lower castes. It examines the underlying issues that influence state policy towards disadvantaged groups and assesses specific strategies and whether these need rethinking and reshaping to take India forward in its quest or equality. It also looks at the constitutional framework, the institutional structures, and the responses and debates surrounding the inclusion for lower castes and minorities, especially the emphasis on affirmative action for t ... More

Keywords: Muslims, lower castes, state policy, minorities, affirmative action, inclusion, social exclusion, disadvantaged groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198076964
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076964.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zoya Hassan, author
Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi