The new Cambridge history of India. 4. 3, Caste, society and politics in India from the eighteenth century to the modern age (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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The new Cambridge history of India. 4. 3, Caste, society and politics in India from the eighteenth century to the modern age
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The new Cambridge history of India. 4. 3, Caste, society and politics in India from the eighteenth century to the modern age

Author: Susan Bayly
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adopting an historical and anthropological approach, the book seeks to account for the development and persistence of India's caste system over 350 years. Unlike many studies of the subject which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Bayly
ISBN: 0521798426 9780521798426
OCLC Number: 505085660
Description: xi, 421 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Historical origins of a 'caste society'; 2. The 'Brahman Raj': kings and service people, c. 1700-1830; 3. Western 'Orientalists and the Colonial perception of caste'; 4. Caste and the modern nation: incubus or essence; 5. The everyday experience of caste in Colonial India; 6. Caste debate and the emergence of Gandhian Nationalism; 7. State policy and 'reservations': the politicization of caste-based social welfare goals; 8. Caste in the everyday life of Independent India; 9. 'Caste wars' and the mandate of violence; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Susan Bayly.

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