Crisis States Working Paper 8

Title : Subaltern Resurgence: a reconnaissance of Panchayat election in Bihar
Author(s) : Shaibal Gupta
Date : January 2002

Abstract : This short paper analyses the panchayat elections held in 2001 in Bihar, India. It looks at caste representation, and associated incidences of violence. It concludes that these elections represent "the resurgence of the peripheral subalterns."