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Caste and Zilla Parishad Elections in Karnataka

generalising these averages to an enormously wider universe of all Indian villages may be quite invalid. This insensitivity to variation between villages echoes the urban educated Indian's view that 'a village is a village is a village'. Thus in the present version of their paper Bowonder et al tell us almost nothing about the individual villages apart from a few basic details in tables 1, 2 and 3. The data provided in other tables (which is the data crucial to the variables under discussion) pertain to the composite categories of villages with and without dairy development programmes. Table 18 stands out as an exception.

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