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Title: Caste Marginalization and Resistance: Case of Rajbanshis in North Bengal
Other Titles: Journal of POLITICAL STUDIES, Vol. 07, March 2013, pp- 01-16
Authors: Basistha, Nandini
Keywords: Casteism
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Literally the term ‘Rajbanshi’ means the lineage of the king. But, in reality, the Rajbanshis have been placed in the bottom of the caste hierarchy and have often been victims of discrimination. Starting with a movement for regaining the lost social status of the Rajbanshi community in Hindu society of Bengal, how their activism gradually developed into a more hard-core or confrontational political movement aiming at separate statehood has been discussed in this paper. In addition, the paper discusses in detail how the demands raised, and the modes of agitation, changed over time.
ISSN: 2278-4039
Appears in Collections:Vol. 07, (March 2013)

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