Archive for July, 2006

Caste System – Ambedkar and Annihilation of Caste

Over the last couple of days I have been looking to see if there are/were any social movements to abolish the caste system. I started surfing the net and came accross a very interesting document and that is Ambedkar’s Annihilation Of Caste (AOC). This was a speech that Ambedkar had prepared when asked to preside […]

July 20, 2006 · Ajit · 17 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, India

Caste Sytem – Why is no one talking about abolishing it?

What does abolishing the caste system mean? What does abolishing the caste system means? To some it means raising the level of backward caste to the same level of other castes so that they are all equal. To me that is not correct. That is a soceity were caste system exists and all castes are […]

July 18, 2006 · Ajit · 14 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, India

Caste Sytem – Can we really abolish it?

Caste System has been prevalent in the hindu society for thousands of years. In most parts of the country your caste can be identified just by your name and if that is not obvious you are expicitly asked what your caste is? Why does that happen? It happens because people make implicit assumptions about your […]

July 17, 2006 · Ajit · 8 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, India

Reservations – Are the politicians serious about welfare of the backward caste?

Reservations and Indian Politicians I would not like to get into the discussion whether reservation is good or bad for the Indian society but the question I would like to ask is…. Are the Indian politicains serious about the welfare of the backward caste? In my opinion NO. The situation would have been a lot […]

July 16, 2006 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: India, Quota Reservations, Reservations