Caste Discrimination

Edited by: Jagan Karade

Deeply rooted in India's social life, 'caste' is a cultural category that has crippled the country's society for centuries. The Constitution of India provides protection to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes against caste discrimination. Scores of laws and rules have been formulated for preventive action and their protection, but they all seem to be inadequate. However, even after 66 years of independence, caste discrimination still continues in its various forms. Backward caste people are victims of caste discrimination in social, economic, educational, legal, and cultural fields. The social institutions have been changing in India, but the caste system has not yet changed in modern India because of the mindset of a majority of Indians. This book examines the facts and different forms of caste discrimination prevailing in India today. As a matter of fact, caste discrimination is not only found in the Hindu religion, but in Islam and Christianity too. It focuses on the myriad issues related with caste-based discrimination that are deeply institutionalized in India. [Subject: India Studies, Sociology, Minority Studies, Human Rights]

Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131607039

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