The Important Numbers to Know

From Ashutosh Varshney’s “Is India Becoming More Democratic?,” Journal of Asian Studies

According to the 1991 census, the scheduled castes constituted about 16.5% of India’s population, and the Scheduled Tribes 8.1%….The Mandal Commission, the only nationwide source available on the OBC’s, suggests that Hindu OBC’s constitute about 43.7% of the total population.”

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