Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  52 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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The Caste Struggle

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A controversial affirmative action policy in India has brought about unprecedented social and political change.

The Caste Struggle

How can a society built entirely around the principle of inequality become democratic? India has implemented a policy of affirmative action for the members of the lower or 'untouchable' caste, who represent more than half of the population: those who meet the policy's requirements will be employed as civil servants. THE CASTE STRUGGLE documents the results of this controversial policy, a legislative attempt to bring social and political change to India.

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Main credits

Martin-Kessler, Florence (filmmaker)

Other credits

Editing, Françoise Bernard; image, Rajan Palit.

Distributor credits

A film by Florence Martin Kessler

Docuseek2 subjects

Politics and Political Science
Government Policy
Social Policy

Distributor subjects

Comparative Government
Economic Sociology
Political Science
Political Science
South Asia
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India, South Asia, Asia, Caste, Economic Sociology, Policy, Sociology, Class, Economics; "The Caste Struggle"; Icarus Films

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