Essay: Politics has a positive role in the continuation of caste domination

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Politics indeed plays a significant role in the continuation of caste domination, as is visible in the modern day politics. The upliftment of a certain caste, subjugation of others favoring the one and opposition to other in accordance with the suitability of the caste concerned in its leader’s framework of policy coupled with the outlook of leader or the champion of caste does influence the preponderance of caste domination.

Western India of 18th century was not any exception to this. Belonging to the upper Brahman class the governing class of Maratha region. For example, aided the Brahmanical dominance through rules and regulations enacted against the interests of the lower classes.

Though the taking over of the administration by Company saw the withdrawing of the states support, but it too was benefit of any immediate good impact on the condition of lower caste. Moreover since the Company depended heavily on subordinate position of administration which were appropriately filled by the upper caste due to their access to educational opportunities, these classes gained a strategic position that favoured the continuation of caste domination.

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