Caste, a social-economic-cultural-religious construction has ruled the Indian minds for over three thousand years and have gradually been institutionalized. Caste continues to serve as the fabric of Indian society, co-existing with modernity and a profound and progressive legal framework. Often the differences in approach to address the issue have become contentious.
Martin Macwan, founder of Navsarjan Trust (www.navsarjan.org), the prominent Indian organization, and of many other institutions in India, tells the story of how he and his colleagues have been successfully able to dissolve the caste discrimination, a blot on the global civil society. He will present at the Center for Asian Studies on Friday, September 5, from 12:00 until 1:00 in the CAS Conference Room, two doors north of Starbucks on University and Broadway. Lunch will be provided.