Transaction and Hierarchy: Elements for a Theory of Caste

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In this volume, the author challenges a number of widely held cultural stereotypes about India. Caste is not as old as Indian civilization itself, and current changes are no more radical than in the past, for caste has evolved throughout its history. It is not a colonial invention, nor does it result from weak state control. There is no single form of Indian kingship, and power relations, fundamental as they are for understanding Indian society. Nor do Indian villages conform to a single type, and caste is as much urban as ...

Transaction and Hierarchy: Elements for a Theory of Caste 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138095465

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