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By Debjani Ganguly

ISBN-10: 0203482239

ISBN-13: 9780203482230

ISBN-10: 0415342945

ISBN-13: 9780415342940

One normal socio-cultural constitution that's atypical to South Asia is caste, that is commonly understood in socio-anthropological phrases as an establishment of ranked, hereditary and occupational teams. This e-book 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 old research of the caste process in South Asia and argues for tactics of describing life-forms generated via caste at the subcontinent that complement the money owed of caste within the social sciences. via concentrating on the literary, oral, visible and non secular practices of 1 specific crew of ex-untouchables in western India referred to as ‘Mahars’, the writer means that you possibly can comprehend caste no longer as an essence that's chargeable 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 of a story of nation-building, modernization and improvement.

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