Pradipta Chaudhury

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Commentary / World Jun 24, 2007

Caste politics keeps India's poor divided

LONDON — Caste, once again, is casting its shadow over India's politics. Caste-based "reservations" (reserved places) in education and government employment are supposed to benefit India's most deprived, but in reality they have hardened, rather than eroded, India's ancient system of discrimination. Every now and ...