Reservations: A project of nation-building

Awanish Kumar*

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The history of reservations in India shows that it was an outcome of a long process of struggle to gain recognition and representation for the minorities, especially Dalits. It also shows that the Dalits as an important third force in politics, apart from the Hindus and Muslims, had to compromise and even sacrifice their legitimate demands in this process. Any tinkering with reservations, therefore, is in bad faith and an assault to the Indian nationhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number45-46
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2021


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