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Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi, India.
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The perpetuation of India’s rigid caste system is another obstacle to egalitarian scientific endeavour (see, for example, M. Nobles et al. Nature 606, 225–227; 2022). Caste subordination is traditionally rooted in ‘impurity’ and in a social hierarchy of graded inequality and exclusion. It still thrives in many of India’s leading scientific institutions.

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Nature 612, 404 (2022)
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