CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Caste as the ideology of Indian society. 3. Caste politics in India. 4. Sinhala Buddhist nationalism. 5. Communalising the non-communal. 6. Caste, race and politics. 7. Caste in the mirror of race. 8. Positive discrimination and the transformation of caste in India.
English continues to serve as the language of prestige. Efforts to Switch to Hindi or other regional tongues encounter stiff opposition both from those who known English well and whose privileged position requires proficiency in that tongue and from those who see it as a means of upward mobility. Partisans of English also maintain it is useful and indeed necessary as a link to the rest of the word, that India is lucky that he colonial period left a language that is now the world’s predominant international language in the fields of culture science, technology and commerce. They hold too that wide spread knowledge of English is necessary for technological and economic progress and that reducing its role would leave India a backwater in world affairs.