India did not focus on bettering the lives of their lower castes not realizing that it would create economic returns. Solving the inequality and getting people out of poverty would require India to improve education, especially for the poor. With education, the smartest children from lower castes that deserved a chance to show themselves will have the ability to use their intelligence to change their fate. Most of the earnings of exports of India rely on sectors such as information technology and pharmaceuticals that all requires highly trained personnel. These jobs could not be obtained by even the smartest lower class men if they do not get educated. What India needs to know the most are the consequences that inequality and poverty creates. The government did already try to solve this problem starting from the constitution that states everyone should be equal but seemed to fail to convince everyone to stop this system.
The caste system is the main reason for the inequality and poverty in India while also being a great privilege for the higher castes. Even other religions built on the idea that everyone is equal saw this and members of their higher castes started the accept this concept that will only benefit themselves. Muslims started to believe that only the higher castes were superior. The caste system is not only a Hinduism concept but an idea that is close to us. Inequality is close to us. Our socio-economical level is a caste system, poor people are looked down at and poor families tend to stay poor for many generations. People are sorted by their background and some tend to get privileges. We need to learn about the caste system of India and look at the inequality that faces us. We should look at how far we have improved from the caste system to now and how we should improve in the future.
Kashmir Times. "Inequalities Threat to Stability." Accessed December 1, 2016. Global Issues in Context is a reliable source as a part of Gale, a company that gathers knowledge from libraries around the world and spread them for over 60 years while global issues in context uses over 660 reliable sources they check from around the world. I am going to use this source to learn more about the seriousness of income inequality in India as well as how the problems were made.
Encyclopedia of India. "Inequality and Poverty." Gale is a professional educational source for students around the world for over 60 years, they have hundreds of reliable sources, like the one used in this document, the encyclopedia of India which is a source including over 500 articles dedicated to India. I am going to use this source as a way to look at the history of the inequality and poverty in India.
The New York Times. "India's Eternal Inequality." October 12, 2016. Accessed November 30, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/opinion/indias-eternal-inequality.html. The New York Times is a famous news source providing reliable news from their own writers and editors for over 150 years while also listing the author's name on each article as well as the editors' names, which shows the authors are not trying to be annomous to publish fake news without getting blammed. I am going to use this new source to examine how castes play a role in the poverty and inequality in India.
The New York Times. "Why India Trails China." Accessed December 1, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/20/opinion/why-india-trails-china.html. The New York Times is a newspaper providing people around the United States good news for over 150 years, they have a lot of dedicated editors and authors who print their name on every article they right to show readers that they know what they are saying is true. I am going to use this source to see what India has done leading to the poverty and inequality in their country.
Assam Tribune. "Poverty Has No Caste." Gale is a educational database providing students with trustworthy data from over 330 sources around the world including this newspaper the Assam Tribune which gale had found as a good source. I am going to use this source to learn about how castes play into the poverty and inequalities of India as well as the history of it.