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What are the reasons that can be attributed to caste system becoming invisible for the upper classes, in the contemporary period?

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  • Upper caste elite were able to benefit from subsidised public education, especially professional education. 
  • took advantage of the expansion of state sector jobs in the early decades after Independence.
  • This lead over the rest of society (in terms of education) ensured that they did not face any serious competition. As their privileged status got consolidated in the second and third generations, these groups believed that caste played no role in their advancement. 
  • For the third generations from these groups their economic and educational capital is sufficient to ensure that they will get the best in terms of life chances.

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