Caste, Colonialism and Counter-Modernity Notes on a by Debjani Ganguly PDF

By Debjani Ganguly

ISBN-10: 0203482239

ISBN-13: 9780203482230

ISBN-10: 0415342945

ISBN-13: 9780415342940

One favourite socio-cultural constitution that's ordinary to South Asia is caste, that is greatly 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 boundaries of sociological and secular ancient research of the caste approach in South Asia and argues for methods of describing life-forms generated by means of caste at the subcontinent that complement the debts of caste within the social sciences. via concentrating on the literary, oral, visible and religious practices of 1 specific staff of ex-untouchables in western India referred to as ‘Mahars’, the writer means that you can actually comprehend caste now not as an essence that's answerable for South Asia’s backwardness, yet as a constellation of variegated practices which are in a relentless nation of flux and can't be thoroughly encapsulated inside a story of nation-building, modernization and improvement.

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