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Caste Based Occupational Segregation in Present Indian Society

D C Dudi

Dept. of Geography
Govt. P G College
Sambharlake (Rajasthan)

Malvika Poonia

Research scholar Ph.D.
Dept. of Geography
University of Rajasthan
Jaipur (Rajasthan)


The caste based discrimination does not only affect the spheres of education, work and employment but also the wide Horizons of life, which can be detrimental for the country’s future. This paper concentrates on the detailed analysis of occupation segregation or should we say the discrimination and lower footing of the scheduled castes in India. The paper in its analysis focuses not only on the SCs but also the Other Backward castes, because both of these groups have been subjected to centuries’ long discrimination. Therefore it is imperative that the paper dwells on lowers caste discrimination in a holistic manner. There is ample use of graphical, literary and explanatory techniques, the paper provides a widely spanning depiction of the situation, right from the 1992-93 to the 2014. Various aspects have been portrayed of caste based segregation in the sphere of employment in the modern India.

Keywords: Occupational segregation, Discrimination, Scheduled castes, Lower-castes, Reservation.

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