ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Socio-Political Base of Military Rule in Pakistan

February 13, 1982 Patidars dominated the Congress, and sometimes by active discrimination against their participation by a Patidar leadership which was unwilling to take up their issues. Similarly, Patidar Hindu conservatism made Gandhi's anti-untouchability efforts practically a dead letter in the areas of their dominance and resulted in the dalits becoming British loyalists as a reaction. Here, as with the issue of the character of the Patidar group itself, Hardi- man's research shows the lack of and need for a theory that can give an adequate historical materialist analysis of the linkage of caste and class in 20th century India.

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