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Diversity and Change in Modern IndiaEconomic, Social and Political Approaches$
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Anthony F. Heath and Roger Jeffery

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264515

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.001.0001

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The Rise of Caste Politics: Party System Change and Voter Realignment, 1962–2004

The Rise of Caste Politics: Party System Change and Voter Realignment, 1962–2004

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(p.188) (p.189) 8 The Rise of Caste Politics: Party System Change and Voter Realignment, 1962–2004
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Diversity and Change in Modern India
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OLIVER HEATH

YOGENDRA YADAV

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0008

This chapter explores the relationship formed between the social structure of India and its contemporary patterns. It tries to show how this relates to the theories of social cleavage alignment, and examines change in the cleavage structure of party competition. The chapter also discusses how different contemporary patterns of political conflict in India are from those of the past.

Keywords:   social structure, India, social cleavage alignment, cleavage structure, party competition, political conflict

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