Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Question

In what sense has caste become relatively invisible for the urban upper castes?

Answer

(i) Urban upper castes have benefited the most from the developmental policies implemented by government of India after independence. Now they had suffice wealth and educational resources hence, they need not support from caste based claims. They werein glut of affluence.

(ii) Upper caste elite were able to benefit from subsidised public education/professional education in science, technology, medicine and management. Their people till then were ascended to higher positions in government services and had made a debut in legislature.

(iii) The third generations from these groups had acquired economic and educational capital sufficient to ensure the best opportunities in their life.

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