Caste system as a base of inequality Caste system: continuity and change.
Untouchability a. Untouchability: A Historical Review.
Theories of the origion of untouchability: i. ii. iii. iv. Race and Occupation Theory. Brahamnical Theory Dr.B.R. Ambedkars Broken – men Theory. Multicausal Theory
Dysfunctions of untouchability.
Current practices of untouchability: overt and covert forms.
Scheduled Castes a. b. c. The status of the scheduled castes in the present context. problems of the scheduled castes in the contemporary India. New identity formation and its expression through Dalit literature movement, social movement and political movement. d. e. Social mobility among the scheduled castes. Constitutional provisions for the scheduled castes:
Implementation, impact, limitations and critical review.
References : Sociology of Marginalized Communities
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