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Recasting caste : from the sacred to the profane / Hira Singh.

By: Hira Singh.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2014Description: xix, 287 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9788132113461 (hbk.).Subject(s): Caste -- India -- History | Hinduism -- India -- HistoryDDC classification: 305.51220954 HIR Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Studying caste : ideas, material conditions and history -- Priest and prince : status/power muddle -- Varna to caste : religious and economic/political -- Caste and subaltern studies : elite ideology and revisionist historiography -- Inequalities between and within castes : kin, caste and land -- Changing land relations and caste : view from a village -- Indenture, religion and caste : the twin myths about hinduism and caste.
Summary: Confronts the mainstream sociology of caste at its root: Louis Dumont's Homo Hierarchicus and its main source, Max Weber's distinction between class and status. This title demonstrates that caste hierarchy is grounded in a monopoly of land rights and political power supported by religious and secular ideology.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and index.

Studying caste : ideas, material conditions and history -- Priest and prince : status/power muddle -- Varna to caste : religious and economic/political -- Caste and subaltern studies : elite ideology and revisionist historiography -- Inequalities between and within castes : kin, caste and land -- Changing land relations and caste : view from a village -- Indenture, religion and caste : the twin myths about hinduism and caste.

Confronts the mainstream sociology of caste at its root: Louis Dumont's Homo Hierarchicus and its main source, Max Weber's distinction between class and status. This title demonstrates that caste hierarchy is grounded in a monopoly of land rights and political power supported by religious and secular ideology.

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