Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia; Past and Present

By: Sumit Guha

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“Caste” is today almost universally perceived as an ancient and unchanging Hindu institution preserved solely by deep-seated religious ideology. Yet the word itself is an importation from sixteenth-century Europe. This book tracks the long history of the practices amalgamated under this label and shows their connection to changing patterns of social and political power down to the present. It frames caste as an involuted and complex form of ethnicity and explains why it persisted under non-Hindu rulers and in non-Hindu communities across South Asia. PRINTED PAGES: 316.

Title: Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia; Past and Present

Author Name: Sumit Guha

Categories: India, Social Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2017

ISBN: 8178245132

ISBN 13: 9788178245133

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 900692

Keywords: Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia; Past and Present Sumit Guha