ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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HOUSING- Slum Dwellers and the Constitution

many instances the landlords have been able to mobilise peasants frim the upper castes and utilise them in mass attacks on the dalit bastis. These attacks show that, by and large, the peasants have not been separated from the landlords and are still following their lead, this is an important weakness. Caste obviously plays a role in allowing the landlords to retain the leadership of the middle elements.

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