This volume studies the case factor in four South Indian States. It focuses on the areas of actual and potential conflicts. Emphasis is given to the rural areas, where the conficts is more visible, recognising that migration, urbanisation and ghettoisation are linked to the bleak rural situation. The various social and political movements in the respective states are presented in historical outline. The impact of globalisation on the condition of Dalits are explored. The consolidation of Hindutva forces is seen in this context. The book is for all those interested in development or human rights. It is an invaluable compendium for those wanting to understand the present within the historical context to address the future.
Reflection on The Caste Question: The Dalit Situation in South India