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Caste, Discrimination, and Exclusion in Modern India

Caste, Discrimination, and Exclusion in Modern India by Vani Kant Borooah
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A comprehensive assessment of the broad issues that underpin social exclusion in India

This book posits the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) vis-à-vis their upper-caste Hindu peers and establishes how caste is a lived reality in everyday life in modern India.

It explores areas where caste and religious exclusion are most visible, such as human development, inequality, poverty, educational attainments, child malnutrition, health, employment, wages, gender, and access to public goods. With an in- depth theoretical foundation and empirical analysis, it establishes that in each of these sectors, the performance of upper-caste Hindu households is far better compared to that from the SC, ST, and Muslim households.



SAGE Publications; August 2015
380 pages; ISBN 9789351502685
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Title: Caste, Discrimination, and Exclusion in Modern India
Author: Vani Kant Borooah; Nidhi S Sabharwal; Dilip G Diwakar; Vinod Kumar Mishra; Ajaya Kumar Naik