Caste consciousness is greater today than in 1950s: Tharoor

There is greater consciousness of caste in Indian society today compared to the decade after independence, Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday. Tharoor, the third-term MP from Thiruvananthapuram, noted that the political parties which are against discrimination or untouchability nonetheless seek votes in the name of caste.The caste system is “far from annihilated”, he added.