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By Debjani Ganguly

ISBN-10: 0203482239

ISBN-13: 9780203482230

ISBN-10: 0415342945

ISBN-13: 9780415342940

One generic socio-cultural constitution that's unusual to South Asia is caste, that's generally understood in socio-anthropological phrases as an establishment of ranked, hereditary and occupational teams. This publication discusses the enigmatic patience of caste within the lives of South Asians as they step into the twenty-first century. It investigates the boundaries of sociological and secular historic research of the caste procedure in South Asia and argues for tactics of describing life-forms generated through caste at the subcontinent that complement the money owed of caste within the social sciences. via concentrating on the literary, oral, visible and religious practices of 1 specific staff of ex-untouchables in western India known as ‘Mahars’, the writer means that you possibly can comprehend caste now not as an essence that's accountable for South Asia’s backwardness, yet as a constellation of variegated practices which are in a relentless country of flux and can't be thoroughly encapsulated inside a story of nation-building, modernization and improvement.

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