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The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Ashwani Deshpande

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072034
eISBN:
9780199081028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072034.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines the contemporary nature of caste disparities in India by using a framework that integrates discussions on caste from other social science disciplines with those from within ... More


An Economic Rationale for the Hindu Social System

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter sketches an economic theory which might be able to explain both the origins and the resilience of the Hindu social system as expressed in its twin pillars: the caste system and the ... More


The Salience of National Identity

Michael Hechter

in Containing Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247516
eISBN:
9780191599460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924751X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One important source of national identity lies in hierarchical and segmental cultural divisions of labour. These provide a social base for nationalism among territorially concentrated groups. Some ... More


Hindu India

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter outlines the historical evolution of the caste system as well as its major features. It then examines its probable rationale, continuing relevance, and possible economic effects. It ... More


The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Deepak Lal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

India is an emerging giant. This book explains its long economic stagnation and recent rise by examining its social, political, and historical evolution with a long-term perspective. It explains how ... More


Roadblocks at the High End: The Role of Caste in Postuniversity Employment

Katherine S. Newman and Ashwini Deshpande

in Discrimination in an Unequal World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199732166
eISBN:
9780199866144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the ways in which caste in India shapes the experience of students in elite universities. It traces the differential pathways that Dalit and non-Dalit students, from comparable, ... More


Classes and Property Inequality in Gokilapuram

V. K. Ramachandran (ed.)

in Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the socio-economic classes of households in Gokilapuram and their relative position in the system of ownership of land and other assets. It also examines work-participation ... More


Colonialism and Colonial Consciousness *

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter argues that a colonial consciousness pervades both colonial and modern descriptions of India. Through an interdisciplinary survey of descriptions of India as a corrupt, immoral and ... More


Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Lisa I. Knight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the popular imagination, Bauls in West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh are depicted as a sect of musical mendicants with flowing hair clad in ocher-colored clothes and carrying a one-stringed ... More


Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Age Before Brown

Kimberley Johnson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387421
eISBN:
9780199776771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387421.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historians of the Civil Rights era typically treat the key events of the 1950s Brown v. Board of Education — sit-ins, bus boycotts, and marches — as contributing toward a revolutionary social ... More


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