Caste-Based Reservation & Human Development In India

Caste-Based Reservation & Human Development In India

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Author: K.S. Chalam
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 210
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780761935810


Caste-based reservations have existed in India for more than a century. Initially introduced by the British to bring about equal opportunity in education, reservation was later extended to other sectors of the development process to overcome the economic inequalities attributed to caste. Even today, concepts like affirmative action and quotas are being debated to justify reservation.

Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India analyses the impact of such reservations on the target groups, as well as on major human development indices, taking into consideration time series data. An alternative strategy of applying the democratic principle of caste-based reservation is also discussed.


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Present Status of Scheduled Castes,
Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward
1. Caste and Economic Inequality in India
2. Social Linkages of Artisans with
Technology and Development
3. The Socially and Educationally Backward Castes
Vs Economically-backward Classes
4. Untouchbility and poverty among Dalits

Impact of Cast-base Reservations:
1. Caste Reservations to Remedy
Socio-economic Inequalities
2. Human Development Through
Caste Reservation: A Study
3. Dalit Development in Andhra Pradesh
4. The Alternative: Replace Caste-based
Reservation with Democratic Representation




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