It is quite apparent that this e group is working towards a casteless society, and to me that this is one of the important need of the hour as far as India goes. I have seen Vietnam progressing much faster without caste, as well as china (though without democracy)
How do we address other equity issues within such a society- patriarchy, class, religion etc. I feel that controlling women's bodies is essential to caste system. but breaking the caste system may not totally address patriarhcy
What is the broader paradigm of development? Do we want a casteless society within a global capitalist and imperialist model or do we want to challenge the paradigm of development?
If the latter, what should be our debates. The neo liberal paradigm and neo imperialism may leave no human beings left! We need non party political formations for that with perhaps dalits and adviasis taking the lead.
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