CONTENTS:- 1. Meaning and definition of caste. 2. Origin of caste system in India. 3. Caste during Muslim and British rule. 4. Casteism in free India. 5. Movement against caste system in India. 6. Caste and Indian constitution. 7. The backward classes and social change. 8. Dominant caste. 9. Casteism in Indian politics. 10. Caste as determinant of political participation. 11. Caste and reservation politics. 12. Casteism in states of India. 13. Caste in contemporary India. 14. Steps to check casteism.
This book is comprehensive review of casteism in Indian Politics. Although there are indication of changes in caste relationship coming about as a consequence of Economic betterment, Sanskritization, modernisation and west-ernisation, still caste continues to be a divisive factor. The book discusses comprehensively the meaning, origin, and development of caste system in India, the concept of dominant caste, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes and social change among them, caste as the determinant of political participation, casteism in states of India, caste in contemporary india and steps to check casteism in India with illustrations from the Indian scene.