Identity equations and electoral politics: Investigating political economy of land, employment and education

Prashant K. Trivedi, Surinder Kumar, Srinivas Goli, Fahimuddin

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Abstract

The changes in landownership pattern, educational mobility, and occupational diversification among socio-religious groups in Uttar Pradesh provide crucial insights into the contemporary nature of political mobilisation in UP. Based on a survey of over 7,000 households, representing all socio-religious groups in 14 districts of the state, the article assesses these changes and points to the disparities between the various groups and, more importantly, to the intra-group inequalities that exist within each group. To effectively mobilise support, political parties will have to look beyond the numbers and recognise the acute differences existing within castes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Volume51
Issue number53
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

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