Politics of scheduled castes in Bihar
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Politics of scheduled castes in Bihar a study of Patna District by G. P. Ojha

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Published by Jagjivan Ram Institute of Parliamentary Studies and Political Research in Patna .
Written in English



  • Patna (India : District),
  • India,
  • Patna (District)


  • Dalits -- India -- Patna (District) -- Politics and government.,
  • Patna (India : District) -- Politics and government.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Ganesh Prasad Ojha and Amar Kumar Jha.
ContributionsJha, Amar Kumar.
LC ClassificationsDS422 .C3, Microfiche 90/60155
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1- >
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2005077M
LC Control Number90903239

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Bihar is India's poorest state and one of its most violent. Political killings have become so common in Bihar over the past decade that, according to India Today, they no longer make 's leading newspaper, the Times of India, estimated that between and there had been more politically motivated murders in Bihar than in Punjab.. Some of that violence has been directed at Cited by: 1. The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes are officially designated groups of people in India. The terms are recognised in the Constitution of India and the groups are designated in one or other of the categories. For much of the period of British rule in the Indian subcontinent, they were known as the Depressed Classes. In modern literature, the Scheduled Castes are sometimes referred to as Dalit, . The next turning point for the political mobilisation of caste was the Ramja-nmabhoomi movement. The upper castes in Bihar seemed to return to the BJP -- but so did some Yadavs, following the Author: Aditi Phadnis. From - SEMINAR #, February , "The State of Bihar," p. (See also a Book review.). THESE brief reflections on caste and politics in Bihar are meant to reinforce the recent and particularly sensitive observations of Ashis Nandy and Dipankar Gupta on the meaning of caste in the social and political calculus of late 20th century India.