Makers of modern India provided some Constitutional measures to create an egalitarian social set-up. Positive discrimination policy is one such in favour of weaker sections given to the state. The political structure of the state has a great deal to do with the dynamics of change. Shift in the power structure is variously reflected in policies and programmes of the government. This book focusses on the efforts of the depressed classes to gain share in the power structure. It details these efforts at organisational, mobilization and interactional levels by the scheduled castes in Uttar Pradesh. Their successes and failures have been critically examined. This book also identifies weak spots and loopholes in our political mechanism which have been hindering healthy progress of emerging cognigence of their rights. After narrating the trend of an ever-increasing antagonism and equally increasing absence of tolerance in the competitive politics, the book finally suggests remedies to improve functional capabilities of our system.
Dr. M.P.S. Chandel (b. 1955) is an M.A. (Pol.Sc.) L.T. and Ph.D. (BHU) and has more than a dozen research articles published on various political issues of national and international importance. Currently he is engaged as a U.G.C. Research Associate working on ‘Emerging Patterns of Class-Conflict in Bihar Society’. He is also taking classes in the Dept. of Political Science, BHU at graduate and post-graduate levels. Besides this, his published works include a book, entitled Democratic Transormation of a Social Class.
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