Dalit Politics in India and New Meaning of Caste

@article{Waldrop2004DalitPI,
  title={Dalit Politics in India and New Meaning of Caste},
  author={A. Waldrop},
  journal={Forum for Development Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={275 - 305}
}
  • A. Waldrop
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Forum for Development Studies
Abstract This article focuses on the rise of Dalit political mobilisation in India and analyses the meanings of caste that emanate through the writings of some contemporary Dalit activists. It is argued that most of the influential anthropological interpretations of caste have had in common a tendency to treat caste first and foremost as a static phenomenon of ‘traditional’ India, and hence that these are insufficient in order to understand caste in India today. Caste has become increasingly… Expand
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