The way forward for Dalit capitalism
The market can empower Dalits, but old prejudices still pose a problem
In his 2015 Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking to the Dalit community, had said that rapid industrialization was its best bet for advancement. Speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15 August this year, he tailored his message somewhat. Economic progress, he said, could not guarantee a strong India; an emphasis on social justice was needed for everyone from Dalits to tribals.
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