Politics of the poor negotiating democracy in contemporary India
By: Roy, Indrajit.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi Cambridge University Press 2018Description: xix,521p.ISBN: 9781107117181 .Subject(s): Poor -- Political activity -- India | Democracy -- Social aspects -- India | Marginality, Social -- Political aspects -- India | Political participation -- IndiaDDC classification: 320.954086942
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : against false binaries -- Poverty, democracy and political spaces -- From clientelism to citizenship? : the politics of supplications -- From moral vocabularies to languages of stateness? : the politics of applications -- From backwardness to improvement? : the politics of disputation -- From tradition to modernity? : the politics of identification -- Conclusion.
"Analyses the ways in which the poor engage with politics, highlighting the often contradictory and entangled means by which they advance their claims"--