ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Slipping Hegemony of Intermediate Castes

Caste in Tamil Nadu - II

The case of violence against the dalits by the Vanniyars in Dharmapuri recently is not a sign of resurgent casteism as the media and others are claiming. The state has definitely benefited from the anti-caste movements in the past and the dalits are experiencing upward mobility. The violence is a desperate acknowledgement of the dalit reality and the inability of the intermediate castes to exercise caste power over them as in the past.



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