CONTENTS:- 1. Dynamics of Caste System in India. 2. Caste Violence: A Case Study of Uttar Pradesh. Observations Causes of Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Caste Clashes Conflict among the Scheduled Castes 3. Caste Violence: A Case STudy of cAste Clashes in Bihar from the Chink of Retrospect. Nature of Atrocities and Injustice on Scheduled Castes The Rise of Caste Senas The Retaliation of the Dalits Causes of Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Caste Clashes
Condemnation should ring out loud and clear against the rape of a Dalit women in Aurangabad. A few months earlier another Dalit woman was raped and murdered in Bhopal. These incidents are disturbing reminder of an array of issues which the country is yet to come to grips with. During the last few years or so, the simmering rural unrest has continued to find its outlet in the form of caste clashes and atrocities. The violent conflict between Meenas and Gujjars in Rajasthan is yet another incident that has exposed the dynamics of caste conflicts in India. Such incidents are fallout of the unequal treatment and the feudal mindset of dominant castes. Widespread unemployment, underdevelopment, poverty, the continuing feudal order and growing cases of corruption combined with socio-political and economic disparities among the upper, middle and Scheduled Castes have added new dimensions to the problem of caste violence. In this regard, there is an urgent need to re-establish faith among the masses in the capability of the system to protect them. For a permanent solution it is not sufficient to think about some policy changes but the entire society should make substantial efforts at removing the disadvantages of the poor and maintaining the social equilibrium. The book analysis the genesis of caste and class violence and provides certain measures for eradication of this social disease.