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'Neo-Middle Class' Worked For Modi In 2014 Elections: Leela Fernandes

Prof Leela Fernandes speaks to Outlook on urban and rural middle classes approaches to political issues/parties.

'Neo-Middle Class' Worked For Modi In 2014 Elections: Leela Fernandes
'Neo-Middle Class' Worked For Modi In 2014 Elections: Leela Fernandes
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2019-05-03T11:13:48+05:30

Historical social inequalities such as caste, ethnicity and religion and urban-rural differences play into the vast differentiation within the middle classes. In the post-­reforms period, English-speaking urban middle classes have sought to assert their rights and claims for representation in new ways, says Prof Leela Fernandes, author of India’s New Middle Class: Democratic Politics in an Era of Economic Reform, in an interview to Lola Nayar. Excerpts…

Do urban and rural middle class have different approaches to political issues/parties with caste and religion playing a more dominant role in rural areas?

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