ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Backward Class Benefits and Social Class in India, 1920-1970

India has had more experience than any other country with systems of preferential treatment for ascriptively defined groups. Beginning with the British and some princes long before Independence and continuing to the present day, such treatment has been the principal means of addressing the problems of the lowest ranking castes and the tribal populations.

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