Books, Writers, Poets / Mobilisation of Backward Communities in India
  Mobilisation of Backward Communities in India
New Delhi, Deep and Deep, 2004, xlii, 298 p., $37. ISBN 81-7629-588-4
Edited by
Dr B.V. Bhosale

Preface. Introduction.
I. Theoretical perspectives:
1. Culture and religious identity of India from Dalit and minorities perspectives/S.M. Michael.
2. Backward caste movements: from social reforms to substantive protests/J.K. Pundir.
 II. Identification of backward communities:
3. Defining constitutional terms for the classification of citizens into backward categories: the case of Maharashtra/S.M. Dahiwale.
4. Problems of identification of backward communities/P. Viswanathan.
III. Problems of marginal groups:
5. The politics of mobilisation of the backward classes--Malaise, diagnosis and treatment / Susmita Dasgupta.
6. Mobilization of Charmakars / Eknath Kamble.
7. Safai Kamgar community: some issues in conceptualization / P.S. Vivek.
8. Mobilising Muslims in Northern Indian sub-continent: unfruitful past, cruel present, grim future/Babasaheb Kazi.
9. Human rights of Dalits and untouchables/Amita Agarwal.
10. Mobility among the Scheduled Castes of Andhra Pradesh: a sociological perspective/N. Sudhakar Rao.
11. Dalit discontent and the pattern of mobilisation: the experience of Bihar/Suresh Kumar.
12. Other Backward Classes in Bihar/A.K. Lal.
IV. Issues in mobilisation:
13. Issues of mobilisation for Scheduled Castes in Maharashtra: a case study of Charmakars/B.V. Bhosale.
14. Inevitability and inadequacy of caste: some dilemmas for mobilisation of backward castes/Rajeswari Deshpande.
15. The fragmentation of the backward classes movement in Tamil Nadu: a study of the PMK/Santishree D. Pandit.
16. The mobilisation of backward communities through co-operative movement/P.A. Koli.

V. Politics of tribal, Dalit and backward classes:

17. Tribes, ethnicity and politics: the experience of North-east India in political mobilisation since independence/Pratyusa Kumar Mandal.

18. Emerging dominance of Other Backward Classes in Bihar/S.N. Chaudhary.

19. Tribal identity in India: some thoughts/Narendra Bokhare. Index.

"The mobilisation of backward communities in India has several socio-economic and political dimensions. The nature and extent of mobilisation achieved by the backward communities of India as a result of reservation policy to some extent in areas of education, employment and politics is to some extent important in post independence period. This book on "Mobilisation of Backward Communities in India", throws light on several issues. Firstly, who are the backward communities and problems in identification of backward communities. Secondly, since the socio-economic problems of the backward communities are not similar requires formation of theoretical perspectives. Thirdly, problems of backward communities. Fourthly, issues in mobilization. Lastly, what is the nature of politics and to what extent backward communities are uplifted and empowered.

The book discloses the issues, achievements, obstacles and failures of backward communities, and further setting agenda for efficient mobilization to achieve social justice. The tribals, Dalits, and Backward communities continue to suffer exploitation, discrimination and deprivations. In the conclusion, there is voice for serious thinking on issues pertaining to mobilization. The book is the outcome of empirical and secondary data."

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