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

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On Casteism and Communalism in Uttar Pradesh

in Uttar Pradesh Recent political developments in Uttar Pradesh have been characterised by two denunciatory concepts: casteism and communalism Preliminary results of an attitudinal survey in Jaunpur district show that class- conscious voting in itself may politically result in caste polarisation. The simple characterisation of this polarisation as casteist may function as a shorthand for the condemnation and denunciation of a social stirring by the exploitative classes.

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