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Untouchable Citizens

Dalit Movements and Democratization in Tamil Nadu

Untouchable Citizens by Hugo Gorringe
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This book studies Dalit movements in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, their mode of organization, engagement in politics and contribution to processes of democratization and egalitarianism.

Questions discussed include: How can democracy be preserved under conditions of extra-institutional mobilization? What is the current situation of Dalits in Tamil Nadu and why and in what manner do they resort to protest? How are egalitarian and democratic ideas initiated at the local level? How are the action concepts of social movements manifested in the everyday lives of their members? and What will be the impact of the entry of the Dalit Liberation Panthers into electoral politics on democracy in Tamil Nadu as well as India?

Hugo Gorringe is Lecturer in Identity, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh.

SAGE Publications; January 2005
397 pages; ISBN 9789352803057
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Title: Untouchable Citizens
Author: Hugo Gorringe
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