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Rethinking Inequality: Dalits in Uttar Pradesh in the Market Reform Era

On August 28, 2010, Economic & Political Weekly published "Rethinking Inequality: Dalits in Uttar Pradesh in the Market Reform Era," by CASI Director Devesh Kapur, Chandra Bhan Prasad, Lant Pritchett, and D. Shyam Babu. The article highlights the findings of a unique survey designed and implemented by members of the Dalit community that captures social practices and important living conditions from 1990 to the present.

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Since EPW's publication, various international media outlets have published response articles. See below:

Dalits are Marching Ahead in Uttar Pradesh
S A Aiyar, The Times of India, September 26, 2010

The Social Revolution in Uttar Pradesh
S A Aiyar, Swaminomics, October 3, 2010

My Data Verses Yours
MK Venu, Indian Express, September 9, 2010

Shampoo and Social Equality
Financial Express, August 15, 2010

An article in the December 2, 2009 edition of Mint also discusses CASI's study on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh that seeks to show an improvement in Dalit living conditions since 1990 based on economic progress.

Study Claiming Liberalization Helped Dalits Stokes Debate
Santosh K. Joy, Livemint, December 2, 2009