4 edition of Caste system in India found in the catalog.
Caste system in India
R. Sangeetha Rao
Includes bibliographical references (p. -175)
|Statement||R. Sangeetha Rao.|
|LC Classifications||DS422.C3 S17 1989|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 175 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||175|
|LC Control Number||89906205|
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India's caste system is among the world's oldest forms of surviving social stratification. The BBC explains its complexities.
The system which divides Hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based. Even so I had to learn, and unlearn, many things about caste while completing my two most recent books: the novel Ghost in the Tamarind, which narrates an inter-caste romance between a Brahmin man and a Dalit woman against the backdrop of powerful anti-caste movements in southern India; and a co-edited collection of academic essays on caste and.
The caste system in India is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of has origins in ancient India, and was transformed by various ruling elites in medieval, early-modern, and modern India, especially the Mughal Empire and the British Raj.
It is today the basis of afirmative action programmes in India. The caste system consists of two different concepts, varna and jati. caste [Port., casta=basket], ranked groups based on heredity within rigid systems of social stratification, especially those that constitute Hindu scholars, in fact, deny that true caste systems are found outside India.
The caste is a closed group whose members are severely restricted in their choice of occupation and degree of social participation. Many Westerners have heard of India’s caste system, but a thorough understanding of its ins and outs is still relatively uncommon.
The following sections reveal the nitty-gritty of the caste system. Broadly speaking, a caste system is a process of placing people in occupational groups.
It has pervaded several aspects of Indian society for.