Quantifying the Caste Votes

  • To solve the reservation problems in India Sonalde Desai is Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland gives three suggestions. “First, we must try to identify the contours of the problem.
  • Second, these data should allow us to re-evaluate the eligibility of groups for inclusion in reserved categories.
  • Third, we must find a way of ensuring a churn in the number of individuals eligible for benefits to ensure that these benefits reach the widest segment of society.”