India Outline 3

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Unformatted text preview: , these measures have helped the Dalits achieve a degree of social mobility and even political organization (including the formation of a regional political party) •Moreover, the policies have become contentious, angering many higher- caste Hindus, who see the measures—along with special protections afforded to minority religious groups—as reverse discrimination ! The Hindu nationalist Baratiya Janata Party (BJP) has seized on this issue in expanding its constituency among the growing Hindu middle class and stirring the embers of Hindu fundamentalism ! ! ! ! ! Ideology and Political Culture 2 contradictory values are worth mentioning: •First, Indians identify themselves and their politics locally. Indians are tied most importantly to: a. family b. occup...
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