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Co-opting the Minorities

Zoya Hasan

in Congress after Indira: Policy, Power, Political Change (1984-2009)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195685978
eISBN:
9780199082216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685978.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter looks at the how the Congress-led coalition government dealt with the minorities, particularly Muslims. It discusses the pogrom in Gujarat in early 2002 and the history of minority ... More


Indian Muslims and the Politics of Affirmative Action

Maidul Islam

in Indian Muslim(s) After Liberalization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199489916
eISBN:
9780199097197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489916.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Chapter 3 assesses the underlying political logic of community-based affirmative action and reservation that is promoted as the new ameliorative policy, addressing the deprivation of Indian Muslims ... More


Institutionalizing Constitutional Rights: Post-Sachar Committee Scenario

Abusaleh Shariff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461158
eISBN:
9780199086788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461158.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The political discourse in India experienced a fundamental shift when the Sachar Committee Report revealed that despite the national and state governments’ minority development policies and ... More


From Equity to Preferential Equity

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes at great length the extension of reservations (quotas) to Other Backward Classes (OBCs), by far the most important and most controversial initiative during Arjun Singh’s second ... More


The Choices and the Roads Taken

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter uses the recommendations of the government-appointed Sachar Committee to debate aspects of minority rights. “Majority” and “minority” are not unified, exclusive, or antagonistic ... More


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