Free Essays on Caste And Politics In India

  1. Caste Politics

    System in India Caste Politics Introduction India is a multicultural and multilingual country. Indian society is broadly divided into four groups. Forward communities (FC) are communities from caste and religion who do not qualify government of India reservation...

  2. caste politics

     "Caste has polarised the national politics and caste politics breed caste parties. Not a single party, however, avowedly opposes casteism, is free from the dominant influence of caste. During election time when the 'question of number games becomes most important, candidates seek to mobilise the...

  3. Compare/Contrast China and India

    China and India China and India were both very advanced ancient civilizations. Both agricultural based civilizations made various technological advances. Although China and India shared many similarities, they had differences such as the social system, politics, and the importance of trade in the economy...

  4. Racism: Caste and Different Time Intervals

    India is characterized by more ethnic and religious groups than most other countries of the world. Aside from the much noted 2000-odd castes, there are eight "major" religions, 15-odd languages spoken in various dialects in 22 states and nine union territories, and a substantial number of tribes and...

  5. Ram Manohar Lohia and His Tackling of Caste Issue

    Manohar Lohia and his tackling of Caste issue This paper will study how and why caste became so crucial to Ram Manohar Lohia’s politics. This would be understood by tracing the different dimensions of some of his theoretical and political activities, specifically on caste and even otherwise. So, for example...

  6. A Review of Edward Luce’s in Spite of the Gods: the Strange Rise of Modern India

    Rise of Modern India Lant Pritchett* India poses a development puzzle on a grand scale. Sixty years of electoral democracy, thirty years of rapid growth, and a number of world class institutions (such as the Institutes of Technology or Election Commission) have led to talk of India as a superpower...

  7. Varna/Caste System

    Every society distinguishes among occupations on the basis of power, wealth, education, or other factors. In India, Hinduism adopted the varna, or caste system. The system indicates the different roles and responsibilities of each group within society and the relationship of the groups within a harmonious...

  8. India in the Decades Post-Liberalization

    English 151 2010 The Awakening of a Sleeping Tiger: India in the Decades Post-Liberalization “It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.” Kofi Anan is attributed with this saying, one that succinctly summarizes globalization’s...

  9. ASH SOC 308 Week 4 DQ 1 The Caste System in India

    Prof. MriduRai: Caste system in India. Then, compare India’s caste system with racial/ethnic stratification in the United States. What are the similarities and how do the differences create the potential for upward mobility in the U.S.? Based on your review of the video, why does the caste system remain...

  10. The Game of Divide and Rule

    to prove themselves. But our politicians are not letting these socially backward classes to get rid of the "backward" tag for the sake of vote bank politics. • At present, only 0.7 per cent of the GDP is spent on higher education and 3.79 per cent on education overall. • Why has the provision...

  11. Short Essay on Coalition Governments in India

    India won her independence in 1947 and for winning this independence Congress, as a political party, played the predominant role. The leaders of the Congress party, then, were great leaders — stalwarts — really dedicated to the cause and to the party which they served. Mahatma Gandhi was the undisputed...

  12. Caste in India

    Caste (Oxford India Short Introductions). By SURINDER S. JODHKA. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012. xvii, 201 pp. Rs 195 (paperback). Surinder S. Jodhka’s monograph Caste provides a concise yet very informative history of the complex reality of caste in India. At the same time, the author...

  13. Government and Politics in India

    Code: BPSE -212/EPS-12 Course Code: Government and Politics in India SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY MAIDAN GARHI, NEW DELHI-110068 ELECTIVE COURSE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE BPSE-212/EPS-12: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDIA TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA) Dear Student, As explained...

  14. Multiculturalism

    India is a multi-lingual, multi-religious, multi-caste, and multi-class country. Multicultural concerns have long informed India’s history and traditions, constitution and political arrangements. Much of the writings on Indian history, culture and politics are marked by some kind of multicultural concern...

  15. Ancient India

    Ancient India The civilizations of the Indus River Valley were a very unique group for a number of reasons. As with most ancient civilizations, the social, political and economic systems were guided by religious beliefs. For ancient Indians; however, religious practice literally dictated most levels...

  16. All Titles

    Understanding Modern India Five Things to Consider Description In this reading, the author introduces five themes that are central to understanding modern India. As with any set of generalizations, there are exceptions, and not all authorities will agree with the author. As you study more about India you will...

  17. gitanjali 18

    POLITICAL SCIENCE Part I Paper I: POLITICAL THEORY: F.M. 200 100-Marks Unit I 1. What is Politics – Approaches to the study of Politics: Normative, Behavioural and Post-behavioural. Feminist views to Politics. 2. Theories of the State (a) Origin: Social Contract Theory; (b) Nature: Idealist, Liberal...

  18. The Caste System- Reaction Response

    the caste system The Caste System- Reaction Response The Indian Caste System finds its origin in the Manusmriti , an ancient Hindu law book mentioned in the scriptures . The Bhagwat Gita refers to division of castes according to Gunas and Karma . First were Brahmans who were priests, scholars and teachers...

  19. Politics In India

    the world. India is a perfect example of a nation that is 'fully democratic' even as it develops and faces several challenges. This paper is divided into two different parts showing the problems facing Indian Democracy. The first part briefly talks about the Inequality among peoples in India. Inequality...

  20. revolution in religion and philosophy in the civilizations in India and China

    India - India for most of its time was under the rule of imperial powers. There was the Mauryan Dynasty (324BC-183BC), Gupta rulers, and the Nomadic invasion. Under the rule of Ashoka, Mauryan rule followed the characteristic of the imperial pattern of dividing territory into provinces and use of a...

  21. The Caste System

    Caste System The Caste System describes a social stratification in the Indian subcontinent. Although it is entwined in Hindu beliefs, it encompasses non-Hindus as well. A caste is basically a social class to which a person belongs at birth and which is ranked against other castes, typically on a continuum...

  22. India—an Emerging Power in the World

    India—an Emerging Power in the World Rare are the moments in history when a nation suddenly captures the imagination of the world. For India, those rare moments have arrived. The country is achieving a high economic growth of over...

  23. Classical China and Classical India

    China and Classical India Classical China and Classical India are one of the most unique early civilizations during the Classical Period. They are known for their contributions to its modern world. China and India are similar and different in many ways. Both China and India had many similarities...

  24. The Good Life in Ancient India

    Alexis Morris Moffett Indian Philosophy, Per. 3 25 March, 2014 Living in the US allows us to have our own personal beliefs, but in ancient India, they were strict with their morals. They believed enforcing an organized social class would create and maintain structure, also believing that valuing...

  25. China and India Political and Economical Structures

    The People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India: Comparing and Contrasting Political and Economic Structures I. Introduction: In a political perspective “The People’s Republic of China” and the “Republic of India” are from diverse dimensions in which China is mostly dominated by the...

  26. caste system

    The Caste System of India Many people have heard of the caste system in India, but few understand its complexity. This system has kept India's Hindu people locked into a rigid social climate for centuries, and is still a controlling factor among the Hindu people. The caste system was uniquely...

  27. Untouchables in India and Japan

    What is it like to be an untouchable in India (Dalit) and Japan (Burakumin)? To be an untouchable in India or Japan is to be a part of the population that would traditionally be placed at the bottom of the social hierarchy. These untouchables are traditionally associated with occupations that are...

  28. Social Evils 1

    the backward features of Indian society, such as the caste system had religious sanctions in the past. Therefore, it was necessary to reform religious practices as well. The condition of women was pathetic. The various religions practised in India as well as the personal laws based on them consigned...

  29. Caste , Religion & Language

    CASTE, RELIGION, LANGUAGE AND ETHNICITY INTRODUCTION Identity Politics has become a prominent subject in the Indian politics in the past few years. 1 Rise of low castes, religious identities, linguistic groups and ethnic conflicts have contributed to the significance of identity politics...

  30. Role of Ngo

    this Left spectrum there are parties of a Marxist orientation which relies on class strategies as their basic outlook. At the present juncture, in India, the twin processes of liberalisation and communalism are being utilized by the ruling classes to maintain their class rule and system. This has meant...

  31. ASH SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 2 Social Stratification Systems Caste vs Class

    com/soc-315-ash/soc-315-week-4-dq-2-social-stratification-systems-caste-vs-class India’s caste system, in which there are four major castes, or varnas, is a social construct that is ascribed and immutable: people are born into this system and cannot move between castes. In American society, class systems, of which there...

  32. Indian Myths Influence the Caste System

    India is known for more than its traditional fashions we perceive today. There is more to its mere modern society. India is an ancient city with a very captivating background. From social, religious, to historical aspects, ancient India has been created on a foundation that stands strong in its beliefs...

  33. Caste and Politics in India

    India became a nation under the British regime after 400 years of Mughal rule. Despite many changes during this long period, one unchanging phenomenon was castediscrimination. Before British rule, a stream of Sufi saints had rejected the Brahmanism and injustice to Dalits (untouchables), but their main...

  34. Ancient China and India

    taken over by a new person. India went back to independent city states when a ruler fell. China was generally able to be re-united through a ruler India was not, India was not able to be united in the north due to invasions from bordering countries. The only person to unite India was Ashoka Maurya Similarities:...

  35. Obama and India

    Is Obama good for India? November 7, 2008 posted by indiatime | There’s a lot of discussion going on about whether the American president-elect will be better for India than the current American president. I don’t think there is anything fundamentally wrong about asking that question. But I just think...

  36. Politics of Reservation

    naive an interpretation of an extremely obnoxious social structure. That being said, caste remains and will remain (especially in the near future) instrumental in our social interactions. I belong to an upper caste and I know that how the women of SC/ST communities have been treated in my village. SC/ST...

  37. Analysis of Terrorism in India

    Terrorism in India can be attributed to many low intensity conflicts within its borders. The regions with long term terrorist activities today are Jammu and Kashmir,Mumbai, Central India (Naxalism) and Seven Sister States (independence and autonomy movements). In the past, the Punjab insurgency led to...

  38. Caste and Census: Implications to Society

    CASTE AND CENSUS: IMPLICATIONS TO SOCIETY Dr. Afonso Botelho Associate Professor, Department of Sociology Rosary College of Commerce and Arts, Navelim – Goa ____________________________________________________________________ Abstract: The proposal to reintroduce caste as a category in the...

  39. INDIA

    Classical Civ. INDIA We will see much more value in social structure and religion There was political structure, but much less centralized (CHINA) India developed very unique traditions in economy and family life Science shows abstract thought and system of tradition in scientific experiments Was an...

  40. Caste In India

    Caste in India Caste is distinguishing certain sects of people on the basis of their assumed purity or social status. This system was efficient in the ancient times but is now a bane in the modern times. I am going to show how caste system in India affects the society through the practice of reservation...

  41. Hindu Militancy and the State of Interreligious Dialogue in India

    HINDU MILITANCY AND THE STATE OF INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN INDIA The Present Context: As the second largest democracy in the world, India sustains a political system identified itself as the Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic. It has a history of long-standing tolerance and peace...

  42. is india a secular nation

     IS INDIA A SECULAR COUNTRY? APOORVA ANAND CEP- B ...

  43. How did the development of human rights affect the caste system in India

    of human rights affect the caste system in India?             The caste system in India is a powerful foundation consisting of many different classes and influences resulting in social segregation which has shaped Indian society for thousands of years. In India the caste system is a strict division...

  44. Hindu Caste System

    The principle of Varnasrama Vindaloo Dharma, also known as Yachti, or caste, is one of the most fundamental aspects of Hinduism. Its origins may be traceable back as far as 6000 BC, when during the course of the tribal warfare that was prevalent in the region, the complex hierarchy was devised as...

  45. Parliament Form of Government

    been satisfied with the institutions they inherited. Recently, a debate has been going on in our country about the form of government. Should India go in for a Presidential form of government in view of the peculiar problems being faced by the Indian polity today? There are a large number of political...

  46. Judicial Activism in India: a Necessary Evil

    JUDICIAL ACTIVISM IN INDIA: A NECESSARY EVIL Arpita Saha National Law University, Jodhpur, India ABSTRACT Judicial activism has always been a source of heated debate, especially in the light of recent developments in this regard. Over the last few years with various controversial decisions, judges of...

  47. China and India a Political comparison

    China and India a Political Comparison Thomas Hendricks POL353: Comparative Politics Instructor: Pamela Hunter 11/2/14 Introduction India and China are two very interesting and fascinating countries when one discusses their political systems, political cultures...

  48. Caste-Based Reservations

    Chalam, K.S. 2007. Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India. Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. The present book by K.S. Chalam attempts to bring together some of the empirical data to present the factual position of caste-based reservations in India. It throws light on the...

  49. Socio Economic Problems in India

    Socio Economic Problems-in India < Back to Archive The socio economic problem in india is over population, economic issue (poverty, sanitation, corruption, Education and violence (naxalism, religious, caste related and terrorism). Socioeconomic factors are the social and economic experiences and realities...

  50. English Studies in India

    ENGLISH STUDIES IN INDIA: THE CRITICAL MOMENTS Rekha Pappu The investigation of the scope of English Studies within the matrix of a larger crisis that of higher education and the question- How English studies in India understands itself in such a situation is posed by the author Rekha Pappu....

  51. Rights of and Restrictions on Women in India, China, and Japan

    restrictions would always follow. This eternal push and pull of the woman’s place in society lasted for many centuries. Women in Japan, China, and India were subject to similar liberties and laws, even though there were a few differences; these liberties and laws can be condensed into three categories:...

  52. Is Caste an Economic Development Vehicle?

    Traditional caste, by reorienting itself, seems to be handling modernity well. It is modernity that appears clueless as to how to handle caste. In his two articles in The Hindu (Jan. 8 and 9, 2009), Justice Markandey Katju has brilliantly articulated what was once the colonial — now, the modern...

  53. Poltics in India

    West Bengal as to form new State called Gorkhaland. The demand for Gorkhaland as a constituent state within the Union of India has been the oldest demands in the history of modern India , till now its gain nothing rather remains as history creator of Indian Gorkha even after more than hundred years. Over...

  54. goodlife in ancient india

    Living the good life in Ancient India was was based on being loyal to what the society of Ancient India . I noticed that in Ancient India the people valued loyalty quite a bit. I saw mostly that the Indians were making it important to be loyal to their family, their caste, and their soul. The ancient...

  55. Imperialism in India Cornell Notes

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  56. Foreign Country Analysis Report - India

    the economic potential of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is such that they may become the four most dominant economies by the year 2050. India is claimed to be the fastest growing country in Southeast Asia, even some people said that India will be the second China. In this project, we are...

  57. Democratisiation of Education

    Kerala, the Southern most state of India lies between Arabian Sea and Western Ghats, was emerged as a result of the merger of the Travancore Cochin State with the Malabar District and Kasargod Taluk of the former State of Madras. Kerala is a state unique in many respects. It has experimented...

  58. Immigration, education and the new caste society in Britain

    STUART TANNOCK Cardiff University Immigration, education and the new caste society in Britain Abstract We are accustomed to linking education and skill with mobility and opportunity. In recent education, employment and especially immigration policy in Britain, however, the discourse of education...

  59. SOC 315 NEW Course Tutorial / Uophelp

    Muslims in Germany SOC 315 Week 3 Annotated Bibliography SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 1 China's Rise to Power SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 2 Social Stratification Systems Caste vs. Class SOC 315 Week 5 DQ 1 Globalization SOC 315 Week 5 Final Research Paper **************************************************************...

  60. Censorship in India

    Ban ban you’re dead! Censorship in India. You name it, India has banned it. If the state overlooks something, the central government bans it. On some weeks it feels like we, as a nation, are frenetically trying to prove the big ban theory. In just one week in March this year it seemed that everything...