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Understanding Prejudice: The Skewed Way Indians Still Think About Gender and Caste | Jahnavi Sen | The Wire

How much has Indian society really changed after independence?  What are the prejudices that still exist, and who are they directed against?

New research, published last week in the “Economic and Political Weekly,” has a scary but not surprising answer to this question.  In an article titled, “Explicit Prejudice:  Evidence from a New Survey”, Diane Coffey , Payal Hathi, Nidhi Khourana, and Amit Thorat show just how much people hold on to certain prejudicial attitudes, particularly against Dalits and women.  Read more…