IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) ACT, 1989, IN DHARWAD DISTRICT- A CASE STUDY

by Dr.(Smt).Manjula S.R
₹ 350
ISBN Number : 978 - 1- 73034 - 973 - 7

Dr.(Smt).Manjula S.R

Assistant Professor P.G.Department of Law Karnatak University Dharwad


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India′s caste system is perhaps the world′s longest surviving social hierarchy. A defining feature of Hinduism, caste encompasses a complex ordering of social groups on the basis of ritual purity. A person is considered a member of the caste unto which he or she is born and remains within that caste until death, although the particular ranking of that caste vary among regions and over time. Differences in status are traditionally justified by the religious doctrine of Karma, a belief that one′s place in life is determined by one′s deeds in previous lifetimes. Traditional scholarship has described this more than 2000 years old system within the context of the four principal Varnas, or large caste categories. In order of precedence these are the Brahmins who are the priests and teachers, the Ksystriyas, the rulers and artisans, the Vaisyas the merchants and traders and the Sudras the labourer and artisans. A fifth category falls outside the varna system and consists of those known as ′untouchables′or Dalits; they are often assigned tasks too ritually polluting to merit inclusion within the traditional varna system. 1