Research Radio Ep 8: Do Indians Still Practice Untouchability?

In this episode, we speak to Amit Thorat and Omkar Joshi about the prevalence of untouchability in India today.

Which castes and religions practice untouchability the most? Can factors such as education and urbanisation potentially reduce the practice? Do those who practice untouchability know members outside their own caste? Researchers Amit Thorat and Omkar Joshi, who have analysed the findings of a nationally representative survey of over 42,000 households, aim to address these questions.

The insights they will share are based on an article they published in Economic and Political Weekly on 11 January 2020 titled “The Continuing Practice of Untouchability in India.” Do have a look at the feature we created based on the article: "Do Indians Still Practice Untouchability?


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