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Caste in contemporary India / Surinder S. Jodhka
By: Jodhka, Surinder S.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi : Routledge, 2015Description: xvii, 252 pages. ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1138822434; 9781138822436 (hbk.).Subject(s): Caste -- India | Caste -- Economic aspects -- India | India -- Social conditions | India -- Economic conditionsDDC classification: 305.51220954 JOD
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface. Introduction: The Idea of Caste Part 1: Hierarchies and the Politics of Citizenship 1. Pollution and Prejudice: Vestiges of Untouchability in Rural Punjab 2. Atrocities and Resistance: Dalit Assertions for Citizenship 3. Caste and Democratic Politics: A Differentiated View Part 2: Caste in the Neo-Liberal Economy 4. Dalits in Business: Self-Employed Scheduled Castes in Urban India 5. 'Caste-Blinding' and Corporate Hiring Part 3: Mobility and Mobilizations 6. Social Mobility and Quest for Autonomy: Global Contours of Ravidasi Identity 7. Battling for Dignity: Dalit Activists of Delhi. Conclusion: The Futures of Caste. Bibliography. About the Author. Index
Caste is a contested terrain in India s society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. Presenting rich empirical findings across north India, it presents an original perspective on the reasons for the persistence of caste in India today.