Panthers in Parliament
Dalits, Caste, and Political Power in South India
Table of Contents
Foreword by Surinder S. Jodhka
Introduction: An Elegy for a Lost Movement?
Part I: From Movement to Party
1:Institutionalizing Caste Politics in Tamil Nadu
2:Twenty-First Century Casteism? Discrimination, Hierarchy, and Politics in Contemporary Tamil Nadu
3:From Protest to Politics: The Institutionalization of the Panthers
Part II: The Process of Institutionalization
4:Doing Tamil Politics: Informal Institutionalization
5:Symbolism over Substance? Symbols, Space, and Power
Part III: Co-option and Compromise: Taming the Panthers?
6:The Paradox of Parali Puthur: Leadership in Question
7:The 'Sewer of Politics': Corruption, Co-optation, and Compromise
Part IV: Beyond Institutional Politics
8:Subnational Nationalism: Reinventing Tamilness from Below?
9:The Power of the Panthers: The Outcomes of Dalit Politics
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