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Other Backward Classes in India: A Case Study of Assam

Pulak Chandra Devnath (Author) N.B. Biswas (Author)

The present book is an outcome of the in-depth study of the backward communities and backward classes in India through the primary and secondary sources. The authors of the book have made an attempt to go through the genesis of the emergence of backward classes in India and also have discussed various backward communities in general in India. Special attempt has been made to look into the backward classes in Assam. The government policy related to backward communities has also been analysed in this book. The significant aspect of the volume is the analysis of socio-economic and educational condition of the backward communities in India and Assam. The more interesting aspect of this book is the discussion of the various backward communities such as ahom, asur, baria, basor, baiga, bedia, beldar, bhatta, bhill, chutia, das, ganak, ghosh, goala, koch rajbongshi, kumar, kurmi, mahishya, mala, mala christian, manipuri brahmin, manipuri muslim, matak, moran, nai, nath yogi, chhetri, gurung, rai, magars, lohar, sadgop, tanti are available in the literature and also through the field work.

Contents: 1. Historical background of backward classes in India. 2. Other backward classes in India. 3. Other backward classes in Assam. 4. Status of other backward classes in Assam. 5. Measures for the other backward classes. Index.

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About the author

N.B. Biswas

Prof.N.B. Biswas, M.A.(Double), M.Ed. and Ph.D. (Education), is presently working as Professor in the Department of Education and is also the Dean of A.M. school of Educational sciences, Assam University, Silchar.

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Title Other Backward Classes in India: A Case Study of Assam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351280859
length 268p., 22cm.