Caste

Caste

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Author : Isabel Wilkerson
  • ISBN-10 : 9780141995472
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Social Science
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'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.

Indian Caste System

Indian Caste System

  • Publisher : Discovery Publishing House
  • Author : R.K. Pruthi
  • ISBN-10 : 8171418473
  • Release : 2004
  • Genre: Caste
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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

Caste and Race in India

  • Publisher : Popular Prakashan
  • Author : Govind Sadashiv Ghurye
  • ISBN-10 : 8171542050
  • Release : 1969
  • Genre: Caste
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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.

Homo Hierarchicus

Homo Hierarchicus

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Author : Louis Dumont
  • ISBN-10 : 0226169634
  • Release : 1980
  • Genre: Social Science
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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

Gendering Caste Through a Feminist Lens

Gendering Caste Through a Feminist Lens

  • Publisher : Popular Prakashan
  • Author : Uma Chakraborty
  • ISBN-10 : 8185604541
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: Caste
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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.