Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

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Oxford University Press, Sep 7, 2011 - Political Science
Post-Mandal, the demand for reservations by various groups has become a consistent feature of Indian politics. Yet, the focus remains on caste, with little attention paid to the under-representation of religious minorities in India. The book takes up the case of relative disadvantage and interogates the multiple and overlapping dimensions of deprivation. Hasan argues that, in view of the comparative evidence avaiable, presently excluded and disadvantaged groups should also qualify for affirmative action. This book will interest students and scholars of Indian politics, sociology, and history.
 

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Contents

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Reservation Minority Rights and the Making of the Constitution
Policies and Institutional Frameworks for Protecting the Disadvantaged
Caste Social Backwardness and OBC Reservations Mandal I and
Politics of Representation and Underrepresentation
Muslim Backwardness and the Elusive Promise of Affirmative Action
Social Discrimination and the Reservation Claims of Muslim
Conclusion
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