By Debjani Ganguly
One commonplace socio-cultural constitution that's bizarre to South Asia is caste, that is widely understood in socio-anthropological phrases as an establishment of ranked, hereditary and occupational teams.
This e-book discusses the enigmatic patience of caste within the lives of South Asians as they step into the twenty-first century. It investigates the bounds of sociological and secular ancient research of the caste method in South Asia and argues for methods of describing life-forms generated through caste at the subcontinent that complement the debts of caste within the social sciences. by means of concentrating on the literary, oral, visible and religious practices of 1 specific workforce of ex-untouchables in western India referred to as ‘Mahars’, the writer means that you'll comprehend caste no longer as an essence that's liable for South Asia’s backwardness, yet as a constellation of variegated practices which are in a relentless country of flux and can't be thoroughly encapsulated inside a story of nation-building, modernization and development.
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