Chronicling Activism after Liberalization
Swadesh Singh
UTTAR-UDARIKARAN KE ANDOLAN by Aku Srivastav Vani Prakashan, 2022, 384 pp., INR 695
September 2023, volume 47, No 9

Social as well as political movements have a long and sustained history in India. In post-Independence India, the decade of the 1980s saw a wave of new social movements focused on identity, culture and lifestyle instead of just political or economic issues. These movements were largely driven by a rising middle class, not just the lower class.

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