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

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Caste and Bihar Politics

Ravindra Kumar Verma Though the backward castes constitute nearly 60 per cent of Bihar's electoratejill the early years of the 1970s these castes were politically not significant. 1977 was the turning point in their political organisation when reservation for backward castes in government service was introduced.

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