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

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Social Mobilisation in Bihar-Bureaucratic Feudalism and Distributive Justice

Bureaucratic Feudalism and Distributive Justice Arvind Sinha The Bihar countryside has undergone tremendous change in the last three decades. The landed classes of the past have given way to a combination of groups government officials, contractors, professionals, political functionaries of the ruling parties and the mafia gangs connected with them who constitute the new ruling class. A new form of exploitation has been superimposed on the old which directly uses the state agencies to consolidate its power. Any movement directed at social mobilisation in Bihar has to confront this reality.

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