About the Book
Condemnation should ring out loud and clear against the rape of a Dalit women in Aurangabad. A few months earlier another Dalit woman was raped and murdered in Bhopal. These incidents are disturbing reminder of an array of issues which the country is yet to come to grips with. During the last few years or so, the simmering rural unrest has continued to find its outlet in the form of caste clashes and atrocities. The violent conflict between Meenas and Gujjars in Rajasthan is yet another incident that has exposed the dynamics of caste conflicts in India. Such incidents are fallout of the unequal treatment and the feudal mindset of dominant castes. Widespread unemployment, underdevelopment, poverty, the continuing feudal order and growing cases of corruption combined with socio-political and economic disparities among the upper, middle and Scheduled Castes have added new dimensions to the problem of caste violence. In this regard, there is an urgent need to re-establish faith among the masses in the capability of the system to protect them. For a permanent solution it is not sufficient to think about some policy changes but the entire society should make substantial efforts at removing the disadvantages of the poor and maintaining the social equilibrium. The book analysis the genesis of caste and class violence and provides certain measures for eradication of this social disease.
About the Author
Dr Sudhir Hindwan is a Political Scientist and an Expert on Strategic Affairs. He completed his higher education from Hindu College, Delhi University, and research degrees from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He visited London, Belfast, Londonderry (Northern Ireland) to comprehend the problem of I.R.A’s terrorism and political violence during 1992-93 on a sponsored scholarship. He also visited Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Conway Hall, Sydney on academic assignments and research paper presentation. Earlier he worked as Post-Doc Research Fellow & Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, a leading think tank. Being invited as a Post-Doc Research Fellow to research on conflict resolution by Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs: Programme on Analysis and Resolution of Conflcits, Syracuse University, New York during 1993-94 and by Centre for the Study of Conflict, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland to work as a visiting fellow to conduct research on the problem of I.R.A.’s terrorism during 1996-97. Author of Encountering Terrorism, Dr Hindwan has 14 years teaching experience and over 100 publications to his credit.