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Assa Doron

In: Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh

Chapter 8: The Politics of Identity and the People Left Behind: The Mallah Community of Uttar Pradesh*

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The Politics of Identity and the People Left Behind: The Mallah Community of Uttar Pradesh*
The politics of identity and the people left behind: The Mallah community of Uttar Pradesh
AssaDoron
Introduction

The politics of UP seems to surprise us time and again. The 2012 overwhelming defeat of BSP rule has animated journalists and scholars, puzzling over the reasons for the BSP's loss against the sweeping victory of the Samajwadi Party. Some commentators attribute the win to clever Samaj Party strategising, fielding a youthful Akhilesh Yadav whose organisational skills (Jeffrey and Doron, 2013) and carefully crafted image as a liberal, non-sectarian individual, were attractive to an electorate increasingly frustrated by caste politics (Ramaseshan, 2012). Others have convincingly argued that the washout suffered by the BSP was more to ...

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