Caste, Exclusion and Mental Health

Kamtam, Madhuri ORCID: (2023) Caste, Exclusion and Mental Health. Dalit History.

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The link between caste and mental health is powerful and tortuous. People of lower caste communities, such as Dalits and Adivasis, constantly wrestle with the dilemma of whether to own their identity and be outspoken about it. It isn’t primarily because they are ashamed of it; rather, they are scared they won’t be able to flourish in the setting because upper-caste people often hold the majority in fields like education and workplaces. Not just in the context of education and employment, but also in most circumstances, such as when renting a place (where discrimination from upper caste landlords is present), facing caste bias in recruitment/promotion and during job interviews, etc. Everywhere you look, caste is present.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 12:31
Last Modified: 14 May 2023 06:31

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