Assess the influences of politics on caste system.
Influence of politics on Caste:
(i) Each caste group tries to become bigger by incorporating within it sub-castes.
(ii) Various caste groups are required to enter into a coalition with other caste or communities.
(iii) New kinds of caste groups have entered politics like ‘backward’ and ‘forward’ castes.
(iv) Politics in caste has allowed many disadvantaged caste groups to demand their share of power.
(v) Caste politics has helped the dalits and OBCs to gain better access to decision-making.