13/08/2021 07:01 PM | Click to read full article
The now-familiar fuss around the question of counting caste in the national Census highlights something that the world is beginning to notice. The main reason for not counting caste has been political, and produced broadly similar responses from both the UPA and the NDA.
Satish Deshpande writes, the most powerful and the most pampered minority in Indian society is composed largely of the upper castes. A caste census will make it visible.