Rise of the Plebeians? The Changing Face of Indian Legislative Assemblies
One of the first comprehensive studies of the sociological patterns of Indian political personnel at the state level, the work will be of interest to scholars of political science, modern political history, sociology, South Asian studies as well as the general reader.
I: The Hindi Belt towards Social Engineering
1: The Marginalisation of the Savarnas in Uttar Pradesh?
2: Bihar: The New Stronghold of OBC Politics
3: The Uneven Rise of Lower Castes in the Politics of Madhya Pradesh
II: The North-western Pattern
4: Legislative Elite in Punjab: A Socio-political Study
Ashutosh Kumar and T. R. Sharma
5: Towards Jat Empowerment in Rajasthan
Christophe Jaffrelot and Cyril Robin
6: Gujarat: When Patels Resist the Kshatriyas
Kiran Desai and Ghanshyam Shah
III: The Reign of Dominant Castes in the Deccan
7: Maharashtra or Maratha Rashtra?
8: Legislators in Karnataka: Well-entrenched Dominant Castes
9: Two Dominant Castes: The Socio-political System in Andhra Pradesh
IV: Tribal States?
10: Jharkhand: Between Tribal Mobilisation and the Rise of the OBC
11: Tribals, OBC, Reformist Movements and Mainstream Politics in Chhattisgarh
V: Where the Upper Castes Resist
12: The Resilient Bhadralok: A Profile of the West Bengal MLAs
Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal
13: Socio-economic Background of Legislators in Kerala
G. Gopa Kumar
VI: The Domain of Proportionality
14: Himachal Pradesh: The Well-established Domination of Majoritarian Upper Castes
Ramesh K. Chauhan, S. N. Ghosh and T. R. Sharma
15: Changing Face of Delhi’s Politics: Has it Changed the Face of the Political Representatives?
VII: The Tamil Exception: The Subalternist Tradition
16: Caste and Beyond in Tamil Politics