An ethnography of caste and class at an Indian university: creating capital

  title={An ethnography of caste and class at an Indian university: creating capital},
  author={Gaurav J. Pathania and W. Tierney},
  journal={Tertiary Education and Management},
  • Gaurav J. Pathania, W. Tierney
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Tertiary Education and Management
  • Despite having outlawed the caste system and the concept of untouchability in 1947, caste identity remains a cornerstone of social, political and economic life in India. Like other social institutions, educational institutions are the reflection of caste prejudices and discrimination. The recent inclusion of lower castes through the reservation system (affirmative action) has changed the nature of higher education. Based on an ethnographic account of a university campus and students… CONTINUE READING
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