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Worldfocus Radio: Future of Caste in India

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Future of Caste in India

India's Constitution, which banned caste discrimination, turned 60 last week. But caste has existed for over 3 millennia, and many people view caste - in addition to curry and the Taj Mahal - as one of India's defining features. We discuss the culture of caste, the reservation system and comparisons to the U.S. Joining Martin Savidge are Vivek Kumar and Corey Washington.

Posted: February 3, 2010 15:12   Comments: 1
Calling the world’s attention to the caste issue in India

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Calling the world’s attention to the caste issue in India

For more on the Indian Prime Minister's visit to Washington D.C. last week, Worldfocus spoke with Ramaiah Avatthi, a professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. Currently a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, Ramaiah contends that Manmohan Singh has ignored the caste issue during his stewardship of India.

Posted: December 1, 2009 15:47   Comments: 21
Indian nationalism begins to challenge caste destiny

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Indian nationalism begins to challenge caste destiny

Multimedia reporter Ben Piven spent nine months documenting the caste system in Mumbai on a Fulbright grant. He recalls his field research and the questions surrounding caste and Indian nationalism in the slums of Mumbai.

Posted: April 3, 2009 19:28   Comments: 5
India’s “untouchables” trudge through sewers

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India’s “untouchables” trudge through sewers

For all the progress seen in India's transformation into a modern global economy, the country remains strongly tied to the traditions of its caste system, which largely governs where Indians work and in what jobs. Worldfocus reports on the lowest form of work, for members of India's lowest class.

Posted: March 30, 2009 15:29   Comments: 14

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