How India has changed in the last 60 years since Independence in 1947

How India has changed in the last 60 years since Independence in 1947

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How India has changed in the last 60 years since Independence in 1947 1. From Brahman Raj to Sudra Raj: The social revolution in Indian Politics Politics in India has inevitably transformed caste ( Sashi Tharoor) 22.5% of all college seats, govt jobs , both in officialdom and in public sector industries , were reserved for the Scheduled castes and tribes ( SCs and STs, Dalits and aboriginals listed in a “schedule” annexed to the Indian constitution), assured representation in the Parliament, where 85 seats out of 545 are set aside for members of SCs and STs to ensure their representation in the legislature (Tharoor, p. 107) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Univ of Columbia graduate , an untouchable - educated lawyer and Statesman was responsible for the mass upliftment of the downtrodden The STs ( 400 aboriginal communities), mainly inhabiting remote and forested areas in the country, under 8% The SCs occupying the lowest economic and social
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strata were 16% The newest beneficiary of affirmative action: Other backward Castes (OBCs), the thrusting lower middle castes as a result of Mandal commission in 1980 and upheld by the Supreme
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How India has changed in the last 60 years since Independence in 1947

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