SAGE Publications Ltd
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Maoism, democracy and globalization are three distinct but inseparable currents marking Indian politics today. They are distinct in terms of their goals, direction and modalities of forging social, political, economic and even cultural change, while mutually influencing each other in the emergent political process. This book is an attempt to precisely map processes that are internal to each of these currents while exploring and identifying the moments of mutual influence, areas of conflict and mutually exclusive pulls they bring to the contemporary politics in India.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: India Disconnected: Joining the Dots
Democracy against Maoism, Maoism against Itself
Middle Classes: Urban Activism and Anna Hazare's Soap Opera
Backward Classes: Reservations, Recognition and the Republic
Subaltern Classes: Governmentality, Resistance and 'Political Society'
Politics of Global Human Rights in India
Globalization and Regionalization: Mapping the New Continental Drift
Epilogue: India's Violent Democracy: Past and Future