Studies in Social Protest
All over Rajasthan - India's largest state - the untouchable castes are organizing themselves to fight against inequality, discrimination, and deprivation. They strive for their legitimate share in economic opportunities, educational privileges, and political power. Widespread collective mobilization has led to social protests with defined ideologies and leadership, which have brought out significant changes in their community of origin. This book is a study of the Meghwals - one of the dominating untouchable castes - in Rajasthan. The book's focus is on the Meghwals' protests and movements in the region of Rajaputana against the backdrop of Dalit assertion and grassroots activism. It analyzes the genesis, growth, dynamics, and social/political consequences of the movement among the Meghwals.
Publication Date: 12/31/2010