Democracy against Development
Lower-Caste Politics and Political Modernity in Postcolonial India
University of Chicago Press 2013
Jeffery Witsoe‘s book Democracy against Development: Lower-Caste Politics and Political Modernity in Postcolonial India (University of Chicago Press, 2013) takes the reader to urban and rural Bihar and into the world of so called lower caste politics. Here we see how democratic mobilisation around caste lines destabilizes state development projects. Moving across scales of the state, the books is a wonderful account of how post-colonial democracy functions.