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Caste in History
Caste in History

Caste in History

by Ishita Banerjee Dube

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195689364 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 304

Binding

Hardcover

Ishita Banerjee Dube

Author: Ishita Banerjee Dube
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 304
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195689364

Description

By bringing together a careful selection of old and new works, seminal and recent studies by historians and social scientists, this interdisciplinary reader in the Themes in Indian history series reflects on the diverse understanding of caste in pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial India.

It examines Caste as institution and ideology and as perception and practice by charting its varied trajectories and changing contours. It also explores the experiences in every day life of hierarchies and disabilities of caste. The result is a questioning of pervasive presuppositions regarding the given-ness of caste as involving tacit structure and action.

Contents

Series Note
Preface
acknowledgement
Introduction: Question of Caste

CASTE ND COLONIALISM

Caste and British Merchant Government in Madras,1639-1749
The Census, social structure, and Objectification in South Asia
Caste and British Rule
Between number and Knowledge
from Village to Community
Caste and Nationality

CASTE IN PRACTICE

The Birth of a Jati
The Northern Nadars of Tamilnadu
Dimension of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Caste Differences in Entrepreneurial Style
The Sudra Right to Rule
The Mukkuvars of Kanyakumari

CASTE AND POLITICS

Securing the Rural Citizen
Phule and the inversion of Brahman Myth
social Mobility in Rural Bengal
Gandhi and Ambedkar
Rise of the Dalits and the Renewed Debate on Caste
Is India Becoming more Democratic

CASTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE

High and Low Caste in Karani
Religious Hymns
Childhood Formations
The Lonely Modernity of Model Town
Authority and Discrimination in Everyday Life

Annotated Bibliography
Note on Contributors

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