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Chapter 2 Caste Networks in the Modern Indian Economy

@inproceedings{Munshi2015Chapter2C,
  title={Chapter 2 Caste Networks in the Modern Indian Economy},
  author={Kaivan Munshi},
  year={2015}
}
Why does caste continue to play such an important role in Indian life? One explanation is that ancient inequities and prejudices are slow to change. The higher castes, which exploited the lower castes for centuries, continue to discriminate against them both economically and socially today. A second explanation, which has been the subject of intense public debate, is that caste reservation in higher education and the government has served to perpetuate a system that would otherwise have… 

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