Rural Politics in India: Political Stratification and Governance in West Bengal

By: Dayabati Roy

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This book discusses the forms and dynamics of political processes in rural India with a special emphasis on West Bengal the nation’s fourth-most populous state. West Bengal’s political distinction stems from its long legacy of a Left-led coalition government for more than thirty years and its land reform initiatives. The book closely looks at how people from different castes religions and genders represent themselves in local governments political parties and in the social movements in West Bengal. At the same time it addresses some important questions: Is there any new pattern of politics emerging at the margins? How does this pattern of politics correspond with the current discourse of governance? Using ethnographic techniques it claims to chart new territories by not only examining how rural people see the state but also conceiving the context by comparing the available theoretical frameworks put forward to explain the political dynamics of rural India.Printed Pages: 289.

Title: Rural Politics in India: Political Stratification and Governance in West Bengal

Author Name: Dayabati Roy

Categories: India, Politics,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2013

ISBN: 1107042356

ISBN 13: 9781107042353

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 101463

Keywords: Rural Politics in India: Political Stratification and Governance in West Bengal Dayabati Roy