Representing India : Ethnic Diversity And The Governance Of Public Institutions


  • Author: Niraja Gopal Jayal
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN-13: 9781137604651
  • Pages: 239
  • Binding: Hard Binding
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016


About The Book

This is a study of how ethnic diversity is represented in public institutions in India, and of the politics and policy solutions devised to manage ethnic inequalities. With new data on representational patterns in parliament and cabinet, it provides an account of representation that encompasses the diversity of caste, tribe and religion. Emphasising the overlapping nature of social and economic inequalities in India, it seeks to place the issue of material disadvantage at the very heart of the debate on ethnic and cultural inequality

About The Author

Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her books include Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India (1999), Drought, Policy and Politics in India (1993) and Democracy in India (2001)