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The Untouchables in contemporary India.

Author: J Michael Mahar; S Chandrasekhar
Publisher: Tucson, University of Arizona Press [1972]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Michael Mahar; S Chandrasekhar
ISBN: 0816502072 9780816502073
OCLC Number: 1029399404
Notes: Contains mainly revised papers from a conference at the University of Arizona, sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies in Nov. 1967.
Description: xxxii, 496 p. illus. 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. North Indian themes : caste and untouchability / Morris E. Opler. --
Part I. The untouchable's role in rural communities. Agents of dharma in a north indian village / J. Michael Mahar. --
Continuity and change in an ex-untouchable community of south india / Joan P. Mencher. --
The marginal laborer and the harijan in rural india / Walter C. Neale. --
Part II. Religion and reform. Gandhi and Ambedkar : a study in leadership / Eleanor Zelliot. --
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar : myth and charisma / Owen Lynch. --
Scheduled caste buddhist organizations / Adele Fiske. --
The satnamis : political involvement of a religious movement / Lawrence A. Babb. --
The neo-christians of kerala / K.C. Alexander. --
Part III. Government efforts to abolish untouchability. The burden on the head is always there / Robert J. Miller & Pramodh Kale. --
The man inside / Beatrice Miller. --
The ex-untouchables / Harold R. Isaacs. --
Conclusion / J. Michael Mahar.
Responsibility: J. Michael Mahar, editor. Contributors: S. Chandrasekhar [and others].

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