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The Caste System of Northern India

The Caste System of Northern India
A Book

by Sir Edward Blunt

  • Publisher : Gyan Publishing House
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9788182054950
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With special reference to Uttar Pradesh, India.

Interrogating Caste

Interrogating Caste
Understanding Hierarchy and Difference in Indian Society

by Dipankar Gupta

  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780140297065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The caste system has conventionally been perceived by scholars as a hierarchy based on the binary opposition of purity and pollution. Challenging this position, leading sociologist Dipankar Gupta argues that any notion of a fixed hierarchy is arbitrary and valid only from the perspective of the individual castes. The idea of difference, and not hierarchy, determines the tendency of each caste to keep alive its discrete nature and this is also seen to be true of the various castes which occupy the same rank in the hierarchy. It is, in fact, the mechanics of power, both economic and political, that set the ground rules for caste behaviour, which also explains how traditionally opposed caste groups find it possible to align in the contemporary political scenario. With the help of empirical evidence from states like Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the author illustrates how any presumed correlations between caste loyalties and voting patterns are in reality quite invalid. Provocative and finely argued, Interrogating Caste is a remarkable work that provides fresh insight into caste as a social, political and economic reality.

Caste and Class in a Southern Town

Caste and Class in a Southern Town
A Book

by John Dollard

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9780299121341
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Analysis of the effects of long-established patterns of discrimination upon the Negro and white citizens of a single Southern town poses the general problem in the specific terms of social research.

Brief View of the Caste System of the North-Western Provinces and Oudh

Brief View of the Caste System of the North-Western Provinces and Oudh
Together with an Examination of the Names and Figures Shown in the Census Report, 1882, Being an Attempt to Classify on a Functional Basis All the Main Castes of the United Provinces, and to Explain Their Gradations of Rank and the Process of Their Formation. 28th February, 1885

by John Collinson Nesfield

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caste and Race

Caste and Race
Comparative Approaches

by A. V. S. de Reuck,Julie Knight

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-09-16
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0470717041
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia, in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists and clinicians around the world.

From Hierarchy to Ethnicity

From Hierarchy to Ethnicity
The Politics of Caste in Twentieth-Century India

by Alexander Lee

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2020-02-27
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1108489907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Hierarchy to Ethnicity discusses the origins of politicized caste identities in twentieth-century India, and how they evolved over time.

Dr Ambedkar and Untouchability

Dr Ambedkar and Untouchability
Analysing and Fighting Caste

by Christophe Jaffrelot

  • Publisher : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9781850654490
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ambedkar, pioneered new strategies, philosophically and practically, which continue to prove effective to India's Untouchable community. This text focuses on his key roles as statesman, politician, social theorist and activist.

Mapping Social Exclusion in India

Mapping Social Exclusion in India
Caste, Religion and Borderlands

by Paramjit S. Judge

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-03-13
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1107056098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Identifies and examines various trajectories of exclusion at both macro and micro levels in India"--

Caste and Democratic Politics in India

Caste and Democratic Politics in India
A Book

by Ghanshyam Shah

  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN : 1843310864
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Argues that no understanding of Indian politics is possible without a thorough understanding of the complexities of the caste system.

Indian Caste

Indian Caste
A Book

by John Wilson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caste and Race in India

Caste and Race in India
A Book

by Govind Sadashiv Ghurye

  • Publisher : Popular Prakashan
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 9788171542055
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over The Years This Book Has Remained A Basic Work For Students Of India Sociology And Anthropology And Has Been Acknowledged As A Bona-Fide Classic.

Religion, Caste, and Politics in India

Religion, Caste, and Politics in India
A Book

by Christophe Jaffrelot

  • Publisher : Primus Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 802
  • ISBN : 9380607040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond Religion in India and Pakistan

Beyond Religion in India and Pakistan
Gender and Caste, Borders and Boundaries

by Virinder S. Kalra,Navtej K. Purewal

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-12-12
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1350041777
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on insights from theoretical engagements with borders and subalternity, Beyond Religion in India and Pakistan suggests new frameworks for understanding religious boundaries in South Asia. It looks at the ways in which social categories and structures constitute the bordering logics inherent within enactments of these boundaries, and positions hegemony and resistance through popular religion as an important indication of wider developments of political and social change. The book also shows how borders are continually being maintained through violence at national, community and individual levels. By exploring selected sites and expressions of piety including shrines, texts, practices and movements, Virinder S. Kalra and Navtej K. Purewal argue that the popular religion of Punjab should neither be limited to a polarised picture between formal, institutional religion, nor the 'enchanted universe' of rituals, saints, shrines and village deities. Instead, the book presents a picture of 'religion' as a realm of movement, mobilization, resistance and power in which gender and caste are connate of what comes to be known as 'religious'. Through extensive ethnographic research, the authors explore the reality of the complex, dynamic and contested relations that characterize everyday material and religious lives on the ground. Ultimately, the book highlights how popular religion challenges the borders and boundaries of religious and communal categories, nationalism and theological frameworks while simultaneously reflecting gender/caste society.

Caste, Colonialism and Counter-Modernity

Caste, Colonialism and Counter-Modernity
Notes on a Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Caste

by Debjani Ganguly

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2006-04-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 113429137X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One prevalent socio-cultural structure that is peculiar to South Asia is caste, which is broadly understood in socio-anthropological terms as an institution of ranked, hereditary and occupational groups. This book discusses the enigmatic persistence of caste in the lives of South Asians as they step into the twenty-first century. It investigates the limits of sociological and secular historical analysis of the caste system in South Asia and argues for ways of describing life-forms generated by caste on the subcontinent that supplement the accounts of caste in the social sciences. By focusing on the literary, oral, visual and spiritual practices of one particular group of ex-untouchables in western India called ‘Mahars’, the author suggests that one can understand caste not as an essence that is responsible for South Asia’s backwardness, but as a constellation of variegated practices that are in a constant state of flux and cannot be completely encapsulated within a narrative of nation-building, modernization and development.

Caste in Overseas Indian Communities

Caste in Overseas Indian Communities
A Book

by Barton M. Schwartz

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caste Panchayats and Caste Politics in India

Caste Panchayats and Caste Politics in India
A Book

by Anagha Ingole

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9811612757
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caste

Caste
A Social Evil

by S. R. Toppo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caste Matters

Caste Matters
A Book

by Suraj Yengde

  • Publisher : Penguin Random House India Private Limited
  • Release : 2019-07-22
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9353055822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this explosive book, Suraj Yengde, a first-generation Dalit scholar educated across continents, challenges deep-seated beliefs about caste and unpacks its many layers. He describes his gut-wrenching experiences of growing up in a Dalit basti, the multiple humiliations suffered by Dalits on a daily basis, and their incredible resilience enabled by love and humour. As he brings to light the immovable glass ceiling that exists for Dalits even in politics, bureaucracy and judiciary, Yengde provides an unflinchingly honest account of divisions within the Dalit community itself-from their internal caste divisions to the conduct of elite Dalits and their tokenized forms of modern-day untouchability-all operating under the inescapable influences of Brahminical doctrines. This path-breaking book reveals how caste crushes human creativity and is disturbingly similar to other forms of oppression, such as race, class and gender. At once a reflection on inequality and a call to arms, Caste Matters argues that until Dalits lay claim to power and Brahmins join hands against Brahminism to effect real transformation, caste will continue to matter.

Translating Caste

Translating Caste
A Book

by Arūpā Paṭaṃgīẏā Kalitā

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9788187649052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Translating Caste brings the issue of caste and its textual representation in contemporary Indian literature into the classrooms of universities in India and abroad and erects a framework for the study of the treatment of caste in an all India literary arena.

The Grammar of Caste

The Grammar of Caste
Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

by Ashwini Deshpande

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-08-03
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0199088462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is the caste system disappearing? Are traditional hierarchies being replaced by competing equalities? Do globalization and liberalization automatically result in diminishing disparities? Are modern labour markets intrinsically meritocratic and efficient? Challenging the dominant discourse and demolishing various myths, this book provides answers to these and other critical questions on caste in its contemporary avatar. Linking the economics of caste with its politics, sociology, and history, this innovative book provides a stimulating assessment of continuities and changes in caste disparities over the last two decades. Deshpande uses rich empirical data to uncover how contemporary, formal, urban sector labour markets reflect a deep awareness of caste, religious, gender, and class cleavages. She convincingly argues that discrimination is neither a relic of the past nor is it confined to rural areas, but is very much a modern, formal sector phenomenon. This insightful book is an important step towards a multidisciplinary dialogue for understanding (and mitigating) inequalities based on birth and descent.