How does caste get politicised in India?
- Each caste group tries to become bigger by incorporating within it, neighbouring castes or sub-castes, which were earlier excluded from it.
- Various caste groups are required to enter into a coalition with other castes or communities and thus, enter into a dialogue and negotiation.
- New kind of caste groups have come up in the political arena like ‘backward’ and ‘forward caste’ groups.
Thus, caste plays different kinds of roles in politics.