Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Breakdown in Caste Barriers Unleashes Enterprise

September 10, 2010

“The breakdown of caste hierarchy has broken the traditional links between caste and profession, and released enormous entrepreneurial energies in the south,” according to Ashutosh Varshney, the Institute's new Paul Dupee Faculty Fellow. Varshney was cited in the New York Times, in an article about caste and economic progress in India.