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

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Panchayats at Work-What It Means for the Oppressed

These four case studies from Madhya Pradesh drive home the gruesome fact that despite 50 years of independence, the power structure at the village level remains oppressive. Dalit men are beaten, dalit women are stripped naked while criminals are shielded by political parties and the state maintains a studied silence.

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