Social and Political Change in Uttar Pradesh: European Perspectives

By: Roger Jeffery & Jens Lerche (Eds)

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The state of Uttar Pradesh-India`s most populous, but also one of its poorest-is in crisis, lagging behind the rest of the Country in terms of social development, economic growth, and women`s empowerment, with inefficient and ineffective Democratic institutions. In this timely book, established scholars and new voices from Europe reflect on aspects of the perilous condition of UP, addressing a range of issues, all Drawing on intensive and extended fieldwork. What used to be UP`s Strength has turned into its weakness. Its position in India-as the quintessential Indian state-is unique, but no specific UP-identity has been developed. In papers discussing people`s own perceptions of core social and Political issues, local ideas of what is needed for development are discussed. Gender Relations are a central concern of two papers, one on customary Marriage and Divorce practices at village Level and the other on changing notions of Education for girls and the Images of the UP plains held by those in the hills. Other papers deal with the social Bases and Ideology of the Separatist Movement in the UP hills; with Dalits and farmers, and the political Organizations aiming to represent their interests; with farmers, and how far the BKU is articulating their demands in western UP; and with how Jats in western UP are changing the way they maintain their dominance. The two final papers discuss how modern mass media-TV and newspapers-are shaping developments in UP. This book-a major advance in our understanding of contemporary Patterns of social change in UP-will be Essential reading for concerned citizens, students and academics alike. Contents: 1. Uttar Pradesh : Into the Twenty-first Century/Jens Lerche and Roger Jeffery 2. Development Priorities : Views from Below in UP/G.K. Lieten 3. A Uniform Customary Code? : Marital Breakdown and Women`s Economic Entitlements in Rural Bijnor/Patricia)Jeffery 4. Responses to Modernity : Female Education, Gender Relations and Regional Identity in the Hills of Uttar Pradesh/Joanne Moller 5. Divided We Stand : Identity and Protest in the Demand for a Separate Hill State in the UP Hills/Emma Mawdsley 6. The Bjp and the Rise of Dalits in Uttar Pradesh/Christophe Jaffrelot, Jasmine Zerinini-Brotel, and Jayati Chaturvedi 7. Hamlet, Village and Region : Caste and Class Differences between Low-Caste Mobilization in East and West UP/Jens Lerche 8. Modelling Institutional Fate : The Case of a Farmers` Movement in Uttar Pradesh/Staffan Lindberc and Stig Toft Madsen 9. Soft States, Hard Bargains : Rich Farmers, Class Reproduction and the Local State in Rural North India/Craig Jeffrey 10. The Newspapers of Lucknow. Printed Pages: 318

Title: Social and Political Change in Uttar Pradesh: European Perspectives

Author Name: Roger Jeffery & Jens Lerche (Eds)

Categories: India, Sociology,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173045003

ISBN 13: 9788173045004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: Social and Political Change in Uttar Pradesh: European Perspectives Roger Jeffery & Jens Lerche (Eds)