Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Question

What is the position and importance of caste system in present day India?

Answer

The functions treditionally performed by caste system has no doubt declined today. In recent times, caste has proved to be an effective vehicle for political mobilisation of the vast rural masses for participation in the electoral process that sustains Indian democracy. The evils of caste system are still prevailing in one or another forms.

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