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Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh
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Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh

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Edited by:
  • Roger Jeffery - Professor of Sociology of South Asia, University of Edinburgh
  • Craig Jeffrey - University of Oxford, UK
  • Jens Lerche - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London


July 2014 | 284 pages | SAGE India

Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh provides a qualitative, in-depth understanding of development failures and identity politics in Uttar Pradesh (UP). It investigates neoliberal change and political transformation in India through the lens of UP, India’s largest and, by some measures, poorest state. It examines the connection between transitions in the contemporary economy of India and transformations in politics from the standpoint of UP. The book demonstrates how an understanding of dynamics in UP might provide new perspective on issues such as the state, the civil society, caste, democracy and social impact of economic reforms—issues that are the subject of vigorous debate in India as a whole. 

 
Preface
Craig Jeffrey
Introduction: Democratisation in Uttar Pradesh
Satendra Kumar
Rural Transformation and Occupational Diversification in Western Uttar Pradesh: Economic and Demographic Changes in a Village
Patricia Jeffery
Underserved and Overdosed? Muslims and the Pulse Polio Initiative in Rural North India
Ali Mehdi
The Elusive Pursuit of Social Justice for Dalits in Uttar Pradesh
Manuela Ciotti
Agency in Words, Self-representation in Action: Connecting and Disconnecting Dalit and Low-Caste Women With India’s History of Gender and Politics
Lucia Michelutti and Oliver Heath
Political Cooperation And Distrust: Identity Politics and Yadav-Muslim Relations, 1999–2009
Radhika Govinda
On Whose Behalf? Women’s Activism and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh
Assa Doron
The Politics of Identity and the People Left Behind: The Mallah Community of Uttar Pradesh
Philippa Williams
Working Narratives of Intercommunity Harmony in Varanasi’s Silk Sari Industry
Zoya Hasan
Democracy and Development in Uttar Pradesh
 
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[The book] is highly scholarly and the conclusions drawn have the caution becoming of academics...a valuable addition to the study of Indian politics at grassroots.

The Hindu

[The book] provides a qualitative understanding of development failures and identity politics in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP)... an important addition to the study of Indian Politics at grassroots... it examines neo-liberal change and political transformation in India through the lens of UP and the link between shift in contemporary economy of India and change in politics from the perspective of UP...the contributions to this book not only highlights this mismatch between formal and substantive democratization, but also looks into the lived consistencies of life in Uttar Pradesh.

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Roger Jeffery

Roger Jeffery is a Professor of Sociology of South Asia at The University of Edinburgh. His research has covered public health policy, social demography and pharmaceuticals regulation. He is the University’s Dean International (India), Director of the India Institute and President of the European Association of South Asian Studies. He has recently edited (with Craig Jeffrey and Jens Lerche) Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh (SAGE 2014) and (with Oliver Heath) Change and Diversity: Economics, Politics and Society in Contemporary India (OUP 2010). He is the author and co-author of numerous books including most... More About Author

Craig Jeffrey

Craig Jeffrey is Professor of Development Geography at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor at St. John’s College, Oxford. He works on youth, education, corruption and politics, with particular reference to South Asia. His recent books include Timepass: Youth, Class and the Politics of Waiting (2010), India Today: Economy, Society, and Politics (with Stuart Corbridge and John Harriss) and Degrees without Freedom: Education, Masculinities and Unemployment in North India (with Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery). More About Author

Jens Lerche

Jens Lerche is Senior Lecturer in the Development Studies Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. He works on agrarian change, labour and caste in India, particularly in UP. His recent publications include articles on agrarian transition and agrarian crisis; work hierarchies and social mobilisation; and affirmative action for low castes, all in an Indian context. He is an editor of the Journal of Agrarian Change and has edited books on UP and Agrarian Transition and Labour in India. More About Author

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