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A Preliminary Assessment of India's Thirty-Year Experience with Reserved Seats in Legislatures

Compensatory Discrimination in Political Representation

Nalini Pandit Classes in Marxist theory are not mere economic categories. They are living social groups whose attitudes and responses are determined by historical and cultural factors. The materialistic interpretation of history does not imply an exclusive emphasis on the economic factor to the comparative neglect of others. The purpose of formulating a social theory is to understand the attitudes and responses of different social groups to particular programmes.



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