Politics in India

Politics in India

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Author: Sudipta Kaviraj
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 404
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195631331


This volume includes contributions by leading scholars from several disciplines analyzing the sociological base of Indian politics, and presents a variety of analytical and theoretical perspectives.

It is divided into seven sections:

Politics and Social Structure
Historical Refigurations of Power, Caste and Class
Sociology of Identities
Sociology of Political Parties
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of State Crisis


A highly valuable text for Indian political sociology. It is exhaustive in the dominant issues and perspectives it presents and is complemented by a brilliant introduction by Kaviraj. - The Telegraph

Kaviraj does a good job of anthologizing post-Independence writing on Indian politics. His achievement is remarkable, because the literature is enormous. Through skilful selection and editing Kaviraj has culled some of the best. - The Economic Times


SUDIPTA KAVIRAJ teaches at the Department of Political Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is the author of The Unhappy Consciousness: Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay and the Formation of Nationalist Discourse in India.