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Untouchable Movement in India

 
Shyamlal (Author)
Synopsis The emergence of the untouchables on the socio-political scene is one of the most significant event of the twentieth century in India. The present study traces the history of this phenomenon in the form of the Bairwa community as a social and political force from its beginning in the pre-Independent era to present day, in 2001. Focussing on Rajasthan State in particular and Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and National Capital territory of Delhi in general, Prof. Shyam Lal discusses the history of the Bairwa movement from its early days of self reform through social and cultural activities, formation of all India organisation, "Akhil Bharatiya Bairwa Mahasabha", their gains and failures, the guest for the new identity, their interaction both with Indian National Congress and other political parties, caste representation in state assembly, in Parliament and in Ministry, growth of elite and campaign for the constitutional safeguards. This book will be of great interest to sociologists, political scientists and cultural historians. This work also makes a distinct contribution to the literature on the politics of untouchability in India.
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Shyamlal

Prof. Shyamlal, during his distinguished career, has served as vice-chancellor of Jai narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. Eaerlier, he also served as Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has been the chairman of the Institute of Social Research and Applied Anthropology, Kolkata, the Director of Social Science Research Centre, University of Rajasthan and acting vice-chancellor of University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Professor Shayamlal is the awardee of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National fellowship, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. He has been honoured by Social Welfare Department, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has written and /or edited fifteen books os far including from Higher Caste to Lower Caste: the process of Asprashyeekaran and Myth of Sanskritisation; Ambedkar and Nation Building; Tribal Leadership; The Untold Story of Bhangi Vice-Chancellor and Samajik Nyaya Ayam Dalit Rajniti.

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Title Untouchable Movement in India
Author Shyamlal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185809755
length 160p., 23cm.