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By Debjani Ganguly

ISBN-10: 0415342945

ISBN-13: 9780415342940

ISBN-10: 0415544351

ISBN-13: 9780415544351

One ordinary socio-cultural constitution that's bizarre to South Asia is caste, that is generally understood in socio-anthropological phrases as an establishment of ranked, hereditary and occupational teams.

This publication discusses the enigmatic endurance of caste within the lives of South Asians as they step into the twenty-first century. It investigates the bounds of sociological and secular ancient research of the caste process in South Asia and argues for methods of describing life-forms generated through caste at the subcontinent that complement the debts of caste within the social sciences. through targeting the literary, oral, visible and religious practices of 1 specific crew of ex-untouchables in western India referred to as ‘Mahars’, the writer means that possible comprehend caste no longer as an essence that's answerable for South Asia’s backwardness, yet as a constellation of variegated practices which are in a continuing country of flux and can't be thoroughly encapsulated inside a story of nation-building, modernization and development.

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