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Does the Indian Middle Class Exist?
2. Data that says if you live in a city and spend more than 6300 rs per month, you’re in the top 5% of the whole country
3. The quote from Macauley is from his Minute on Education
1. Joshi, Sanjay, ed. “Introduction.” In The Middle Class in Colonial India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.
2. Pandian, M. S. S. “One Step Outside Modernity: Caste, Identity Politics and Public Sphere.” Economic and Political Weekly 37, no. 18 (2002): 1735–41.
3. Cutts, Elmer H. “The Background of Macaulay’s Minute.” The American Historical Review 58, no. 4 (1953): 824.
4. Torri, Michelguglielmo. “Westernised Middle Class, Intellectuals and Society in Late Colonial India.” Economic and Political Weekly 25, no. 4 (January 27, 1990): 7–8.
5. Chatterjee, Partha. The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. Princeton University Press, 1993.
6. Sarkar, Sumit. “Identity and Difference: Caste in the Formation of the Ideologies of Nationalism and Hindutva.” In Writing Social History. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Why the “General Category” is Modern India’s Greatest Scam?
Correction #1: In our section about the Mandal Comission’s population estimates, we said the Commission estimated that the OBC population was 56%. It’s actually 52%.
Correction #2: In the video, we quote a 2009 study as saying that applicants with upper caste names were twice as likely to get selected as applications with Dalit names. The original paper actually says the odds of a Dalit being called for an interview were 0.68 of the odds of an upper caste applicant. We regret the error. The full paper is accessible here: http://dalitstudies.org.in/download/wp/0901.pdf
7. Studies about caste discrimination in elite educational institutions:
8. For examples of violence against Dalits for riding horses, just google it.
1. Subramanian, Ajantha. 2019. The Caste of Merit: Engineering Education in India
2. Deshpande, Satish. “Towards a Biography of the ‘General Category.’” Economic & Political Weekly, no. 15, 2013. (Read our summary of the paper.)
3. Satyanarayana, K. 2014. “Dalit Reconfiguration of Caste: Representation, Identity and Politics,”Critical Quaterly 56 (3). 46–61
5. Ambedkar, BR. 1936. Annihilation of Caste
6. Galanter, Marc. 1984. Competing Equalities.
7. Omvedt, Gail. 1990. “Twice-Born Riot Against Democracy,” 1990
8. Roy, Rajat. 2020. “From Postcolonial Irony to Dalit Truth: A Perspective on Experience,” EPW