ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Caste Inequalities in Contemporary Assam

The prevalence of caste-based inequalities in contemporary Assam is examined in this article. Although scholars in the context of North East India in general have examined caste–tribe relations and racial discrimination, caste-based disparities and discrimination in Assam are yet to be explored in the academic discourse. It is argued that caste hierarchies are firmly embedded in the everyday life of Assamese society. An intersectional approach is necessary to re-examine the relation between caste inequalities and gender, tribe, and class in Assam.

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