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Caste in South Asia

In the article “Comparative Contexts of Discrimination: Caste and Untouchability in South Asia” by Surinder S Jodhka and Ghanshyam Shah (27 November), there is nothing strange insofar as the presence of caste and untouchability in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka since the ageold dominant cultural notions of the Hindu society are inflicted on the people of different faiths who live(d) in close proximity.

However, the article vividly demonstrates the continued practice of castebased discrimination in the 21st century. Such a study is undoubtedly signifi cant in order to highlight the issue of human rights violation at the international level.

S M Dahiwale

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