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This text examines the concept of caste, noting its origin in orientalist descriptions of Indian society, and showing how it made its way into social scientific discourse as a tool for the comparative analysis of social stratification. It reviews social scientists' accounts of caste in contemporary India, discussing the theoretical assumptions underlying such descriptions. ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published February 28th 1999 by Open University Press
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A book that breaks all conventional notions about caste, makes you uncomfortable and forces you to think.
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