Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India

By: K.S. Chalam

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Caste-based reservations have existed in India for more than a century. Initially introduced by the British to bring equality of opportunity in education, reservation was later extended to other sectors of the development process to overcome the problem of economic inequalities attributed to caste. Even today, concepts like affirmative action and quotas are being debated to justify reservation. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the impact of caste-based reservation on human development in India, taking into consideration the time series data. The book also analyses the impact of caste-based reservations on the target groups, as well as on major human development indices. An alternative strategy of applying the democratic principle of caste-based reservation is also discussed. Printed Pages: 184.

Title: Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India

Author Name: K.S. Chalam

Categories: India, Sociology & Anthropology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2007

ISBN: 0761935819

ISBN 13: 9780761935810

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 028086

Keywords: Human Development India