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Can the Caste Census Be Reliable?

A. M. Shah
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 33, No. 39 (Sep. 26 - Oct. 2, 1998), pp. 2498-2499
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4407201
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Abstract

There are constitutional and ideological arguments on whether the modern Indian state should ask its citizens the caste question as part of the Census of 2001. Leaving aside these arguments, will the census organisation ever be able to collect reliable information on caste?

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