Making India’s invisible ‘52 per cent’ count
OBCs form the largest chunk of the population and have contributed the most to the building of India through their toil as agriculturists and artisans. Don’t they deserve more than a token representation in Parliament? Asks Tata Sivaiah
‘Speculative figures promote dangerous casteism’
Professor Amitabh Kundu says that the last time we had a caste census was almost a century ago and it’s high time the government based its programmes and quotas on recent robust and comparable data
Data under guard
Numbers don’t lie. The numbers in question will reveal the extent of the minority upper castes’ control over the state’s resources. Does this explain the government’s reluctance to publish these numbers?