Caste Social Exclusion & Poverty
- Author: Sukhadeo Thorat
- Publisher: Critical Quest
- ISBN: 9788189524869
"This paper attempts to address two interrelated issues. First, it tries to conceptualize the nature and dimensions of the “Exclusion-Linked Deprivation” of socially disadvantage groups particularly the dalits in Indian society.
Further elaboration of the concepts of exclusion and discrimination has come from the mainstream economics in the context of race and gender.
Unlike many other societies, the caste system does not recognize the individual and his/her distinctiveness as the centre of the social purpose. In fact, for the purpose of rights and duties, the unit of the Hindu society is not an individual (even the family is not regarded as a unit in the Hindu society, except for the purposes of marriages and inheritance)."