Commonly compared to American race issues, caste is one of the most difficult subjects for teachers to cover, with seemingly contradictory facts forming a complex picture of an ongoing human rights atrocity. Many Indian families within a recent Uttaranchal census, for instance, were unable to identify their position within the traditionally named “four castes,” but another census revealed that among educated families, caste-based honor killings are more common than interracial and inter-class marriages combined.

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Commonly compared to American race issues, caste is one of the most difficult subjects for teachers to cover, with seemingly contradictory facts forming a complex picture of an ongoing human rights atrocity. Many Indian families within a recent Uttaranchal census, for instance, were unable to identify their position within the traditionally named “four castes,” but another census revealed that among educated families, caste-based honor killings are more common than interracial and inter-class marriages combined.

The Workshop

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