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Is India becoming more democratic? The low caste political party – the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) – stormed to success in the elections in Uttar Pradesh, India. But has the BSP’s success actually improved low castes’ lives on the ground? Since 1995 Craig Jeffrey has been investigating this issue through interviewing young men among the low caste (Dalit) community who work in politics at the local level. This blog is part of a research project that examines the stories of these political entrepreneurs. The blog is a place to access information, start conversations and share experiences about what’s changed and what’s left to do in terms of democratizing India.

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