The politics of data: 1931 & 20155 min read . Updated: 24 Jul 2015, 01:08 AM IST
India ordered a caste and poverty census in 2011 and now a boisterous political debate is playing out over unpublished data from itthat's the bit to do with caste
There are countries where discussion on race and class is discouraged. And there are countries where gathering demographic data is discouraged. Lebanon hasn’t held a census since 1932 fearing an explosion of sectarian strife.
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