Author: K.S. ChalamPublisher: Sage PublicationsYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 210ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780761935810
Caste-based reservations have existed in India for more than a century. Initially introduced by the British to bring about equal opportunity in education, reservation was later extended to other sectors of the development process to overcome the economic inequalities attributed to caste. Even today, concepts like affirmative action and quotas are being debated to justify reservation. Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India analyses the impact of such reservations on the target groups, as well as on major human development indices, taking into consideration time series data. An alternative strategy of applying the democratic principle of caste-based reservation is also discussed.
List of TablesPrefaceIntroductionPresent Status of Scheduled Castes,Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class:1. Caste and Economic Inequality in India2. Social Linkages of Artisans with Technology and Development3. The Socially and Educationally Backward Castes Vs Economically-backward Classes4. Untouchbility and poverty among DalitsImpact of Cast-base Reservations:1. Caste Reservations to Remedy Socio-economic Inequalities2. Human Development Through Caste Reservation: A Study3. Dalit Development in Andhra Pradesh4. The Alternative: Replace Caste-based Reservation with Democratic Representation GlossaryBibliographyIndex About the Author