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Western foundations of the caste system

Author: Martin Fárek; Dunkin Jalki; Sufiya Pathan; Prakash Shah
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave MacMillan, [2017]
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This book argues that the dominant descriptions of the 'caste system' are rooted in a Western Christian experience of India. Thus, caste studies scholarship tells us more about the West than about India. It further demonstrates the imperative to move beyond this scholarship in order to generate descriptions of Indian social reality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Western foundations of the caste system.
Cham : Springer International Publishing 2017
(OCoLC)961212009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Fárek; Dunkin Jalki; Sufiya Pathan; Prakash Shah
ISBN: 9783319387611 3319387618
OCLC Number: 993581766
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 274 pages)
Contents: Western Foundations of the Caste System; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Tables; 1 Introduction: Caste Studies and the Apocryphal Elephant; Nature of Caste and Its Classification; Origin and Propagation; Relationship to Ordering Social Hierarchy; Properties of the Caste System; Relationship to Social Conflict; The Argument so Far...; Who Brought the Elephant into the Room?; The Nature of the Elephant in the Room; Structure of the Book; In Sum...; Bibliography; 2 Caste-Based Reservation and Social Justice in India; I; ll; lll; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; Conclusion; Bibliography 3 Are There Caste Atrocities in India? What the Data Can and Cannot Tell UsOn the Statistical Evidence for Caste Atrocities; A Popular Caveat; Violence not Defined by Crimes Against Scheduled Castes; Reporting Caste Atrocities: Trends and Strategies; Conclusion: Seeking Alternatives; Bibliography; 4 Dissimulating on Caste in British Law; Legislating on Caste in the United Kingdom: The Equality Act 2010; The Comparative Legal Context; What is the Target of the Law on Caste?; Caste and the Universalisation of Christianity; A Legal Case on Caste Discrimination; Bibliography 5 Were Shramana and Bhakti Movements Against the Caste System?Anomalies of the Uniting Anti-caste Hypothesis; Shramanas and bhaktas Supported varna-dharma; Caste, Religion, and Purity of Blood; Problems with Theories and Definitions of Caste; About Religious Endogamy; Caste as Part of the Story of Religion in India; Conclusion; Bibliography; 6 A Nation of Tribes and Priests: The Jews and the Immorality of the Caste System; The Facts of a Heathen Nation; Tribes and Priests; Lawgivers and Outcasts; The Factual Structure; The Morals of a Heathen Nation; The Power of the Priesthood Moral AmbiguityThe Evil of Caste; Religious or Not?; Civil Law and Divine Revelation; Caste and Hinduism; The Moral Structure; Conclusion; Bibliography; 7 The Aryans and the Ancient System of Caste; The Aryan Impact on India; A Conquest Without an Invasion?; Christians and the Aryans; Between Paris and Madras; The Invasion Hypothesis; Bibliography; 8 Afterword; Is There a Caste System in India?; Does the Claim that There Is No Caste System Involve a Denial of Any Event/Phenomenon in India?; Why Did the West See the Caste System?; Why Do Indians See the Caste System?; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Martin Fárek, Dunkin Jalki, Sufiya Pathan, Prakash Shah, editors.

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This book argues that the dominant descriptions of the 'caste system' are rooted in a Western Christian experience of India. Thus, caste studies scholarship tells us more about the West than about India. It further demonstrates the imperative to move beyond this scholarship in order to generate descriptions of Indian social reality.

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