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Demanding ‘backwardness’: a reverse aspiration by dominant communities in India

Devara, Rajagopal (2021) Demanding ‘backwardness’: a reverse aspiration by dominant communities in India. South Asia @ LSE (25 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Maratha Mook (Silent) Morchas are a unique form of collective agitation by a socially dominant but increasingly economically backward community in Maharashtra. This post examines their unique demand to be declared ‘backward’ by the state government to improve their sliding economic status, directly challenging the idea that elite groups do not voluntarily abjure their elite status.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 14:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:02

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