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Representing India

Ethnic Diversity and the Governance of Public Institutions

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Niraja Gopal Jayal
    Pages 1-14
  3. Niraja Gopal Jayal
    Pages 15-41
  4. Niraja Gopal Jayal
    Pages 42-70
  5. Niraja Gopal Jayal
    Pages 71-88
  6. Niraja Gopal Jayal
    Pages 89-113
  7. Niraja Gopal Jayal
    Pages 114-184
  8. Niraja Gopal Jayal
    Pages 185-197
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 198-239

About this book


This is a study of how ethnic diversity is represented in public institutions in India, and how politics manages ethnic inequalities. New data on representational patterns in parliament cover the diversity of caste, tribe and religion. Material disadvantage is central to ethnic and cultural inequality as social and economic inequalities overlap.


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About the authors

NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her books include Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India (1999), Drought, Policy and Politics in India (1993) and Democracy in India (2001).

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