ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Phoolan Devi and Social Churning in UP

Phoolan Devi belonged to the mallah sub-caste within the most backward castes, whose political importance is on the rise in UP now. And her constituency Mirzapur which had sent her to parliament twice has a large BC population including mallahs. This is why Phoolan Devi who by all reports was not taken seriously in parliament by her colleagues, is being so sought after now, in death.

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