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Title: Knowledge and Attitudes about Caste among Urban Educated Youth
Authors: Dewalwar, Swapnil
Keywords: Caste - Urban Educated Youth - Knowledge and Attitude
Rekha Mammen
School of Social Work
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: This research has tried to understand the knowledge and attitudes of urban educated youth about caste in India and explored the role they can play in bringing about a social change. It looks at what caste and caste based discrimination is, origin theories, the various social movements against the caste system, the role played by the youth in these movements, the modern avatar of caste and its effect on the India society. The research is a quantitative study cross-sectional and exploratory in nature conducted at Sardar Patel Institute of Technology and Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Andheri west with a sample of 40 educated urban youth, using convenient probability sampling technique and structured interview schedule as tools for the personal interviews. This study can help us understand the knowledge and attitude of educated urban youth about caste, the influence it has had on the lives of their relations and their own, and what they feel are the interventions needed to change or abolish the caste system
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