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Merit vs. Caste ‘Blood Sport’ in the IT Work Arena: Implications for Caste Reproduction

Marilyn Fernandez

in The New Frontier: Merit vs. Caste in the Indian IT Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199479498
eISBN:
9780199092109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479498.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Occupations, Professions, and Work

When rank-and-file IT professionals and their industry and knowledge leaders were invited to reflect on their views and experiences with caste in the merit construction process, the conversations ... More


Village Artisans, Landed Elites, and the State

Nandita Prasad Sahai

in Politics of Patronage and Protest: The State, Society, and Artisans in Early Modern Rajasthan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678963
eISBN:
9780199081660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678963.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

In an effort to re-examine stereotypical representations of ‘a continually suffering toiling class’ of artisans and an extractive state, this chapter investigates the complex grid of rights and ... More


Demystifying Democracy in the Dalit–Bahujan, Adivasi, and Feminist Discourses

Krishna Swamy Dara

in Political Science: Volume 3: Indian Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198082224
eISBN:
9780199082452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082224.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the role of democracy and feminism in Indian political thought based on adivasi and Dalit-bahujan discourses. It explores the question of Buddhist identity through works on ... More


Devotion and Dissent*: Rāmānuja as a ‘Social Reformer’

Ranjeeta Dutta

in From Hagiographies to Biographies: Ramanuja in Tradition and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092292
eISBN:
9780199082926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092292.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses how the Śrīvaiṣṇava hagiographical narratives on Rāmānuja treated the issues of social hierarchy. The ways in which these issues travelled through many layers of history to ... More


The New Frontier: Merit vs. Caste in the Indian IT Sector

Marilyn Fernandez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199479498
eISBN:
9780199092109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Does the burgeoning Indian Information Technology (IT) sector represent a deviation from the historical arc of caste inequality or has it become yet another site of discrimination? Those who claim ... More


Genealogies of the Folk Concept in Colonial Uttarakhand

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, indigenous and British colonial elites gathered local knowledge from low-status (Shilpkar) performers and inscribed this knowledge within the ... More


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