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Author Chalam, K. S. (Kurmana Simha), 1948-

Title Caste-based reservations and human development in India / K.S. Chalam
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007
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Contents Introduction : present status of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes -- Caste and economic inequalities in India -- Social linkages of artisans with technology and development -- The socially and educationally backward castes vs economically-backward classes -- Untouchability and poverty among Dalits -- Caste reservations to remedy socio-economic inequalities -- Human development through caste reservations : a study -- Dalit development in Andhra Pradesh : a case study of the impact of reservations on development -- The alternative : replace caste-based reservation with democratic representation
Summary Caste-based reservations have existed in India for more than a century. Initially. introduced by the British to bring about equal of 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 comprehensively. analyses the impact of such reservations on the target groups, as well as on. major human development indices, taking into considerat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Caste -- India.
Economic development -- Social aspects -- India.
Minorities -- Education -- India.
Minorities -- Employment -- India.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132100352 (electronic bk.)
9788132100355 (electronic bk.)