Chapter 4

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
11. I don’t care what my caste is. Why are we discussing all this in the textbook? Are we not promoting casteism by talking about caste?

Question:

I don’t care what my caste is. Why are we discussing all this in the textbook?Are we not promoting casteism by talking about caste?

Answer:

Casteism is not promoted by talking about castes in this textbook. India is a religious and caste based country with multiple languages in usage. It is a known fact that there are people of different castes living together in Indian society. So reality cannot be hidden. This is the reason why there is a discussion on caste in this textbook. The ill effects of casteism can be explained to students in this age itself for a better India.

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