Caste in the time of identity politics

The reporting, both in the UK and in India, of the British Conservative government’s decision in July 2018 to repeal the UK Equality Act’s duty to incorporate caste as ‘an aspect of race’ is misleading. The dominant accounts would have us believe that the established, mainly Hindu, organizations have scored a victory by persuading the government to repeal the duty. In this article Prakash Shah explain why there is more than meets the eye in the British government’s decision and the victory celebrations.

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