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CASTE AND COLONIAL RULE

    1 Author(s):  RAJNESH

Vol -  8, Issue- 11 ,         Page(s) : 329 - 333  (2017 ) DOI : https://doi.org/10.32804/CASIRJ

Abstract

Is there a secular trend of decline in the strength of caste in Indian society? My assessment is that there is, although one cannot be categorical because there are many counter-currents that act against the main current. Further, I believe that the trend of change towards the weakening of caste began during the British rule around the middle of the 19th century and has continued, with many ups and downs, till the present. This view is at odds with the current enthusiasm for identity politics in which signs of the growing importance of caste are seen as indications of a progressive movement towards the attainment of social justice.

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