scheduled castes

scheduled caste

(in India) the official name given to the lower castes that are now protected by the government and offered special concessions. Compare Harijan, untouchable ( def 5 ). Unabridged
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scheduled castes
pl n
See Harijan certain classes in Indian society officially granted special concessions

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