Dalits to Accept Globalisation: Lessons from the Past and Present

36 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2004

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Dr. A. Ramaiah

Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Unit for Social Policy and Social Welfare Administration

Date Written: July 24, 2004

Abstract

The India's most exploited people, the Dalits, have been raising voice against the ongoing process of globalisation fearing that it would gradually lead to a total dismantling of whatever protective and developmental measures, including the reservation policy, guaranteed in their favour in the Indian Constitution. Such apprehensions however seem to be unwarranted in view of the fact that there are positive aspects to globalisation. This paper brings to light how the marginalised social groups like the Dalits can effectively use globalisation to achieve what they have not been able to achieve so far with the help of State measures.

Keywords: Dalits, Globalisation, reservation in private sector, unemployment, privatisation, liberalisation

JEL Classification: A10,A13,A14,D63,D74,L31,L98,M14,N3,O19,P16,Z1

Suggested Citation

Ramaiah, A., Dalits to Accept Globalisation: Lessons from the Past and Present (July 24, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=568582 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.568582

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