Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

What lies behind the inclusion of caste in the UK Equality Act?

Shah, Prakash (2016) What lies behind the inclusion of caste in the UK Equality Act? Religion and the public Sphere (11 Oct 2016). Blog Entry.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (184kB) | Preview

Abstract

The caste system is one of the most prevalent and powerful markers of Indian culture and society and is associated with Hinduism. In 2013 a clause against caste discrimination was inserted into the Equality Act 2010. Based on his recent research, Prakash Shah argues that this legislation is underpinned by dubious research and if implemented would impact severely on the Indian communities in Britain. The image of the caste system is rooted in Christian theological and Orientalist accounts of India and legislation in Britain is part of a wider campaign to interfere in India’s internal affairs.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Collections > Religion and the Public Sphere
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 07:48
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 00:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76462

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics