Caste is a Betrayal to Natural Justice, Accommodating Inequality as a Driving License: A Narrative of Oppression in a Parallel of Democracy


  • Dhrupadi Ghosh Ph.D. Student, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia



Caste, Natural Justice, Inequality, Democracy


From dropping out of college seats to analyzing meritocracy the paper explores how the question of caste is essentially Brahmanical which is decided on birth and how ideological state apparatus like family or educational institutions practise caste as a ‘natural component’ to the human life to maintain the status quo of Indian social order. This paper will discover how on the Indian enlivened screen ‘democracy for all’ plays in absentia where caste for few others gets mechanically reproduced with a presence of a protagonist obligated to democracy. It will further analyze the way caste has seeped into democratic institutions to maintain inequality in profession isolating class while overlapping with it. Counter arguments also will appear where caste struggle is seen independently as a form of right separated from the question of dignity. This paper will track down the seed of discrimination that was usurped around 1500 BCE through the line of the struggle between two groups of people and try to do a comparative study on consent and hegemony through the reproduction of the silver screen. If Indian Parliament as an established ruling power incorporates equality, then caste goes against the whole idea of Parliament. Interestingly often caste politics submits itself to the worship of Parliament to segregate people not by default.  It will track down democracy that embeds natural law and rights where caste is a betrayed natural justice. In this paper, the role of humans as genetically engineered beings will be placed against the unnatural component of Brahmanism that is often decided by production relations. It will also discuss how a written code of conduct could replace blood feuds, a power struggle that gave birth to democracy, and caste was born to accommodate inequality. John Locke’s idea of consent of individuals will be discussed further.

Author Biography

Dhrupadi Ghosh, Ph.D. Student, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia

Dhrupadi Ghosh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Her doctoral studies focus on Art, Domination, Resistance: A Critical Reflection on Social Sculpture. She has been an artist herself working both in public spaces and private. Her areas of interest have been human life and its relentless struggle, labour and skill in the art, art beyond form and anticipation, and the new way of developing social sculpture saving resistance in society. She has procured her bachelor's and master’s degree both in the field of Fine Arts with a specialisation of Sculpture from Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, and then moved to the Department of Sociology Jamia Millia Islamia as a Ph.D. scholar. She is currently working on her art practice and writing.


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How to Cite

Ghosh, D. (2023). Caste is a Betrayal to Natural Justice, Accommodating Inequality as a Driving License: A Narrative of Oppression in a Parallel of Democracy. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 8(5), 65–73.