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

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Left Front s Calcutta

Occupation-Based Reservation S GUHAN in his review article on Competing Equalities: Law and the Backward Classes in India by Marc Galanter (August 8) has drawn our attention to certain practical difficulties involved in identifying backward classes on the basis of occupational criteria. He has also pointed out the practical problems involved in applying economic criteria for eliminating the better-off among the backward classes from enjoying the benefits of reservation. I wish to offer the following answers to his questions:

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