A Never-Ending Debate
Sushila Ramaswamy
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN INDIA by Ashwini Deshpande Oxford University Press, 2014, 218 pp., 195
May 2014, volume 38, No 5

It is often stated that caste is class in India and that considerations of caste is more important than religion. It is for this reason that Ashwini Deshpande’s work deserves attention as she has researched extensively on caste and the policy of reservations in India. She considers the policy of Affirmative Action as ‘de-segregating the elite to make it more representative of society as a whole’ and in different countries the target groups and the exact sphere of intervention varies.

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