ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The New People's Movements in India

Social movements in India that have challenged accepted notions of development and political participation have changed since the 1980s. These movements are now centred around people's concerns, but their involvement and impact have perforce been multifaceted given the diversity of constituent population. The challenge has been to counter the new paradigm of modernism and development by proposing alternatives that are not "archaic or traditional" but rather rely greatly on local cultures, initiatives and knowledge as key driving forces.

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