About this book
Questions of the extent to which social movements are capable of deepening democracy in India lie at the heart of this book. In particular, the authors ask how such movements can enhance the political capacities of subaltern groups and thereby enable them to contest and challenge marginality, stigma, and exploitation. The work addresses these questions through detailed empirical analyses of contemporary fields of protest in Indian society – ranging from gender and caste to class and rights-based legislation. Drawing on the original research of a variety of emerging and established international scholars, the volume contributes to an engaged dialogue on the prospects for democratizing Indian democracy in a context where neoliberal reforms fuel a contradictory process of uneven development.
State formation Slow-motion counterrevolyution Neoliberalism Caste Dalit Feminists UN Global Justice Activism Collective Action 'Right to Work' Right to Information Act Labour Movement Mobilization Class Alliances Maoist Mobilization Agrarian Change