- Socio-economic conditions of backward castes in western Uttar Pradesh : a comparative study / Ajit Kumar Singh -- Socio-economic conditions of the Hindu OBCs in urban Uttar Pradesh : an empirical study / S.S.A. Jafri -- Muslims in India : caste affinity and social boundaries of backwardness / Nadeem Hasnain -- OBCs : composition, decomposition, characteristics and empowerment tasks / V.S. Sujatha -- Evolution of the methodology of identification and listing of the OBCs / Shish Ram Sharma -- Creamy layer among the OBCs : genesis, operationalization and current status / R.B.S. Verma -- Institutional arrangements for the welfare, emancipation and empowerment of the OBCs / H.S. Verma -- The press and other opinion-makers in the public discourse on the reservation issue / Neetu Verma -- Caste system : a cultural mechanism for social and economic deprivation / J.P. Singh -- Caste inequalities in India today / Satish Deshpande -- and Debate on identification, scheduling and reservation for the OBCs : misdirection, disinformation and partisanship by the mainstream social scientists / H.S. Verma and Arun Kumar Singh -- Evolution of case law on compensatory discrimination, 1950-1990 : a contemporary re-assessment of Marc Galanter and higher judiciary in India from the point of view of the OBCs / H.S. Verma -- Indra Sawhney, before and after : the historic journey of a milestone case on contemporary discrimination in India / Neeta Verma.
- Contributed articles on people with social disabilities and various social classes and the government policies in India.
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages -403) and index.
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