Video: Caste and Class in India today

July 19, 2023

Talk by Clifton D'Rozario of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation on "Caste and class in India today" at #Ecosocialism2023 conference.

India's caste system was officially outlawed in 1950, yet it continues to impact on social relations in India today.

The early workers’ movement in India assumed that, with the spread of capitalism, the caste system would fade away. Instead, the opposite has happened — Indian capitalism has reinforced castes to solidify class divisions and divisions within the working class itself.

This workshop will explore the intersections between caste and class in India today, drawing on the experiences of winning greater rights and union representation for Dalits, who remain at the bottom of the caste system.