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Experiences and Perceptions of Discrimination among Dalits and Muslims

Research, Social Hierarchy1 min read

Authors: Payal Hathi, Diane Coffey, Nazar Khalid, Nidhi Khurana, Amit Thorat

Published in: Economic & Political Weekly

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Abstract:

Through the use of new survey data, the experiences and perceptions of discrimination among Dalits and Muslims have been quantified. One important result is that many respondents report experiencing discrimination at school and in interactions with government officials. These results are even more worrisome when we consider that self-reports of discrimination perhaps underestimate the true extent of the problem.

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