Caste in Question: Identity or Hierarchy (Contributions to Indian Sociology: Occasional Studies, 12)

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Author: Dipankar Gupta
Publisher: Unknown
Genre: Education
Pages: 255
Language: english
Year: 2004
ISBN 10: 8178294419
ISBN 13: 9788178294414
Series: Unknown
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

This volume offers a new understanding of caste in contemporary India. It argues that the traditional view of caste - as a single hierarchy, with Brahmans at the top and the untouchable castes at the bottom - is no longer...