Books, Writers, Poets
/ Mobilisation of Backward Communities in India
Mobilisation of Backward
Communities in India
Delhi, Deep and Deep, 2004,
xlii, 298 p.,
Dr B.V. Bhosale
I. Theoretical perspectives:
1. Culture and religious
identity of India from Dalit and minorities perspectives/S.M.
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
5. The politics of
mobilisation of the backward classes--Malaise, diagnosis and
treatment / Susmita Dasgupta.
6. Mobilization of Charmakars /
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
10. Mobility among the Scheduled
Castes of Andhra Pradesh: a sociological perspective/N. Sudhakar
11. Dalit discontent and the
pattern of mobilisation: the experience of Bihar/Suresh Kumar.
12. Other Backward Classes in
IV. Issues in mobilisation:
13. Issues of mobilisation
for Scheduled Castes in Maharashtra: a case study of Charmakars/B.V.
14. Inevitability and inadequacy
of caste: some dilemmas for mobilisation of backward castes/Rajeswari
15. The fragmentation of the
backward classes movement in Tamil Nadu: a study of the PMK/Santishree
16. The mobilisation of backward
communities through co-operative movement/P.A. Koli.
V. Politics of tribal, Dalit and
17. Tribes, ethnicity and
politics: the experience of
North-east India in political
mobilisation since independence/Pratyusa
18. Emerging dominance of Other
Backward Classes in Bihar/S.N.
19. Tribal identity in India:
some thoughts/Narendra Bokhare.
"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
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