What changes can be seen in the caste system in modern India?
Partly due to social reformers and political leaders’ efforts and partly due to other socio-economic changes, castes and caste system in modem India have undergone great changes.
With economic development, large-scale urbanisation, growth of literacy and education, occupational mobility and the weakening of the position of landlords in the villages, the old notions of caste hierarchy are breaking down. Now most of the times, in urban areas, it does not matter much who is walking along next to us on a street or eating at the next table in a restaurant. The Constitutiom of India prohibited any caste-based discrimination. If a person who lived a century ago were to return to India, he/she would be greatly surprised at the change that has come about in the country.