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Teachers and pupils discuss how the caste system in India has a daily impact on life. Teachers explain how positive discrimination in favour of lower caste pupils has ensured there is a mix of pupils is their schools, but pupils are not always in favour, as those with a higher caste may miss out on their chosen places.
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First broadcast:
4 July 2007

Classroom Ideas

Using the clip, and independent research, encourage students to compile a concept map on the caste system in India. The class could investigate how caste affects prospects and participation in Indian society. Discuss the affirmative action measures featured. As a creative writing exercise, students could take on the personas of people of different castes and explain how caste system, or affirmative action, is affecting their lives.