This remarkable work is an intellectual attempt to analyse the experience of socially, culturally, economically and politically dominated and marginalized dalit and tribal Christians. Dalits and tribal Christians constitute approximately 70% of the Indian Christian population.
In this ambitious and empirically rich study Sudha Pai attempts to make sense of the Congress Government policies in Madhya Pradesh (MP) towards dalits and tribals between 1993 and 2003. It draws insights from three fields of scholarship that Pai has distinguished herself in comparative politics, state politics and party politics in India,
Each dawn, in recent times, has found the nation bemoaning a fresh scam perpetrated by those who had been charged with the responsibility of providing good governance and unlocking the gates of El Dorado, outside which stood the mass of the Indian people all eager to pursue the emerging Indian dream.
Islam was the first pillar on which Pakistan was built and its leaders’ search for a new identity was the other virulent non-Indian non-Hindu pillar. While both were understand-able from Pakistan’s perspective, Jinnah’s version of a moderate Pakistan began to change soon enough.
The relationship between sexuality and empire in the context of South Asia is one that has received much, and muchneeded, scholarly attention in recent years. Since one kind of archive or another is used by scholars and activists in the field of sexuality studies to form and/or legitimize their case,