Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

  • Author : Isabel Wilkerson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9780141995472

'Required reading for all of humanity' Oprah Winfrey 'An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.' Dwight Garner, The New York Times 'The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not' Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divisions. In Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives an astounding portrait of this hidden phenomenon. Linking America, India and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson reveals how our world has been shaped by caste - and how its rigid, arbitrary hierarchies still divide us today. With clear-sighted rigour, Wilkerson unearths the eight pillars that connect caste systems across civilizations, and demonstrates how our own era of intensifying conflict and upheaval has arisen as a consequence of caste. Weaving in stories of real people, she shows how its insidious undertow emerges every day; she documents its surprising health costs; and she explores its effects on culture and politics. Finally, Wilkerson points forward to the ways we can - and must - move beyond its artificial divisions, towards our common humanity. Beautifully written and deeply original, Caste is an eye-opening examination of what lies beneath the surface of ordinary lives. No one can afford to ignore the moral clarity of its insights, or its urgent call for a freer, fairer world.

Brief View of the Caste System of the North Western Provinces and Oudh by John Collinson Nesfield

Brief View Of The Caste System Of The North Western Provinces And Oudh
  • Author : John Collinson Nesfield
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1885
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433000076624

Indian Caste System by R.K. Pruthi

Indian Caste System
  • Author : R.K. Pruthi
  • Publisher : Discovery Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : 8171418473

Contents: Introduction, The Caste System, India s Social Customs and Systems, The Changing Concept of Caste in India: History and Review, Society: Class, Family and Individual, Division of Castes, Expulsion from Caste, Caste System: A Case of South India, Caste System in India, Various Rules: Religion and Caste, Organisation and Jurisdiction, Disintegration and Multiplication of Caste, Caste and Structure of Society, Our Social Heritage.

Caste and Race in India by Govind Sadashiv Ghurye

Caste And Race In India
  • Author : Govind Sadashiv Ghurye
  • Publisher : Popular Prakashan
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : 8171542050

Over The Years This Book Has Remained A Basic Work For Students Of India Sociology And Anthropology And Has Been Acknowledged As A Bona-Fide Classic.

Religion Caste and Politics in India by Christophe Jaffrelot

Religion  Caste  And Politics In India
  • Author : Christophe Jaffrelot
  • Publisher : Primus Books
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : 9789380607047

Hindu Castes and Sects by Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya

Hindu Castes And Sects
  • Author : Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1896
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : UOM:39015003841999

The Politics of Caste in West Bengal by Uday Chandra

The Politics Of Caste In West Bengal
  • Author : Uday Chandra
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9781317414773

This volume offers for the first time a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the making and maintenance of a modern caste society in colonial and postcolonial West Bengal in India. Drawing on cutting-edge multidisciplinary scholarship, it explains why caste continues to be neglected in the politics of and scholarship on West Bengal, and how caste relations have permeated the politics of the region until today. The essays presented here dispel the myth that caste does not matter in Bengali society and politics, and make possible meaningful comparisons and contrasts with other regions in South Asia. The work will interest scholars and researchers in sociology, social anthropology, politics, modern Indian history and cultural studies.

Caste Challenge in India by Jagjivan Ram

Caste Challenge In India
  • Author : Jagjivan Ram
  • Publisher : New Delhi : Vision Books
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Categories : Dalits
  • ISBN : UOM:39015005784361

Collection of speeches and addresses by an Indian statesman and an advocate of the cause of the socially depressed sections of Indian society.

Homo Hierarchicus by Louis Dumont

Homo Hierarchicus
  • Author : Louis Dumont
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 0226169634

The French anthropologist rejects the ethnocentric concepts underlying Western sociology to provide a new analysis of the roots, function, and social organization of India's caste system

Essays on the Caste System by C lestin Bougl by Celestin Charles Alfred Bougle

Essays On The Caste System By C  Lestin Bougl
  • Author : Celestin Charles Alfred Bougle
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1971-08-31
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 0521080932

The Tribes and Castes of Bombay by Reginald Edward Enthoven

The Tribes And Castes Of Bombay
  • Author : Reginald Edward Enthoven
  • Publisher : Asian Educational Services
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Categories : Bombay (India : State)
  • ISBN : 8120606302

A comprehensive and authoritative work that describes the history, caste, custom and manners of the various groups of people that inhabit the then Presidency of Bombay (it included, apart from Maharastra, large tracts of the Deccan, Konkan and Gujarat). The tribes are listed alphabetically and the work is enclosed in 3 volumes. This work was commenced on the orders of the British Indian Government ion 1901. It was first published in 1922.

Gendering Caste Through a Feminist Lens by Uma Chakraborty

Gendering Caste Through A Feminist Lens
  • Author : Uma Chakraborty
  • Publisher : Popular Prakashan
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : 8185604541

Examining the crucial linkages between caste and gender, undertaken, perhaps, for the first time, Uma Chakravarti unmasks the mystique of consensus in the workings of the caste system to reveal the underlying violence and coercion that perpetuate a severely hierarchical and unequal society. The subordination of women and the control of female sexuality are crucial to the maintenance of the caste system, creating what feminist scholars have termed brahmanical patriarchy. She discusses the range of patriarchal practices within the larger framework of sexuality, labour and access to material resources, and also focuses on the centrality of endogamous marriages that maintain the system. Erudite yet accessible, this book enables the reader to understand the interface of gender and caste and to participate in its critical analysis.

Caste Class and Power by André Béteille

Caste  Class  And Power
  • Author : André Béteille
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1965-01-01
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : 0520020537

Study of Thanjavur District.

Caste in Indian Politics by Rajni Kothari

Caste In Indian Politics
  • Author : Rajni Kothari
  • Publisher : Orient Blackswan
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : 8125006370

A Book That Studies The Confrontation Between India S Caste System And The Parliamentary Form Of Government In Varying Contexts And Through Different Methods Of Investigation.

Interrogating Caste by Dipankar Gupta

Interrogating Caste
  • Author : Dipankar Gupta
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : 0140297065

The caste system has conventionally been perceived by scholars as a hierarchy based on the binary opposition of purity and pollution. Challenging this position, leading sociologist Dipankar Gupta argues that any notion of a fixed hierarchy is arbitrary and valid only from the perspective of the individual castes. The idea of difference, and not hierarchy, determines the tendency of each caste to keep alive its discrete nature and this is also seen to be true of the various castes which occupy the same rank in the hierarchy. It is, in fact, the mechanics of power, both economic and political, that set the ground rules for caste behaviour, which also explains how traditionally opposed caste groups find it possible to align in the contemporary political scenario. With the help of empirical evidence from states like Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the author illustrates how any presumed correlations between caste loyalties and voting patterns are in reality quite invalid. Provocative and finely argued, Interrogating Caste is a remarkable work that provides fresh insight into caste as a social, political and economic reality.

Aspects of Caste in South India Ceylon and North West Pakistan by E. R. Leach

Aspects Of Caste In South India  Ceylon And North West Pakistan
  • Author : E. R. Leach
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1971-10-31
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 0521096642

This book endeavours to test two opposing arguments about the meaning of the term caste.

Caste and Democratic Politics in India by Ghanshyam Shah

Caste And Democratic Politics In India
  • Author : Ghanshyam Shah
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9781843310860

Argues that no understanding of Indian politics is possible without a thorough understanding of the complexities of the caste system.

Class Caste Gender by Manoranjan Mohanty

Class  Caste  Gender
  • Author : Manoranjan Mohanty
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2004-05-24
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 0761996435

This volume of essays looks into the dynamic interconnection of class, caste and gender in the Indian political process. The focus is on interconnection (that is a relationship involving more than one category), while at the same time trying to understand each category by itself. The complex issues of caste, gender and class have been studied through a collection of essays that look into the people's struggle for social equality. Social oppression has been analyzed in the context of protests against such exploitation. Anti-caste movements and women's movements have been studied in much detail. The volume is divided into five sections and well-known specialists have contributed pertinent essays. This important book will contribute immensely in the understanding of the contemporary Indian political process.

The Caste System by Rammanohar Lohia

The Caste System
  • Author : Rammanohar Lohia
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : UOM:39015004821578

Caste Nationalism and Ethnicity by Jacob Pandian

Caste  Nationalism And Ethnicity
  • Author : Jacob Pandian
  • Publisher : Popular Prakashan
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Categories : Caste
  • ISBN : 0861321367