The questions, posed in this book are: How do caste backgrounds influence, in contemporary India, the distribution of income, wealth, and secular status (together called socio-economic status or ‘class’)? How important are caste backgrounds for political involvement? Have the statutory hostility to untouchability, and the package of reverse discrimination in favour of the ex-untouchables, made a dent in their traditional disabilities in relation to occupations (and therefore income and wealth) and to political participation?
Surveyors and Scholars
CASTE, CLASS AND POLITICS: AN EMPIRICAL PROFILE OF SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IN MODERN INDIA by Anil Bhatt Manohar Book Service, 1977, 224 pp., 40.00
Sept-Oct 1977, volume 2, No 5