The moral basis of anti-caste legislation

In this comment, I draw attention to why legislation against caste discrimination came to be passed in 2013 even though a serious case for it had not been established. Drawing on parliamentary debates, this short article explains the push to legislate without due consideration by reference to the persistence of Orientalism in British culture and its linked notions of the corruption of Indian culture and society.

Please follow this link to read the full comment:

http://www.publicspirit.org.uk/the-moral-basis-of-anti-caste-legislation/

Prakash Shah

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