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The Caste Struggle

Author/Director Florence Martin Kessler
Producer Quark productions
Country France
Length 52'
Year 2008

How can democracy come to rule a society that had been built entirely around the principle of inequality amongst men?
India has implemented a policy of affirmative action (positive discrimination) for the members of the “backward castes” representing more than half of the population. Those who will benefit from the policy will be employed as civil servants.
The film explores a controversial reform that has brought unprecedented social and political change in India.


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