Civility against Caste: Dalit Politics and Citizenship in Western India

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Civil society as an analytical concept is increasingly treated with suspicion in the study of politics in postcolonial societies. While engaging with Dalit struggles for civility, this book offers a critique of normative liberal assumptions of civil society and also counters the scholarship that rejects the idea and possibility of civil society in postcolonial societies. Based on an ethnography of Dalit movements in Maharashtra, this book highlights the centrality of caste in constructing localized forms and processes of ...

Civility against Caste: Dalit Politics and Citizenship in Western India 2013, SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi

ISBN-13: 9788132113089

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