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The Caste System of Northern India

E.A.H. Blunt

ISBN 10: 8182054958 / ISBN 13: 9788182054950
Published by Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2010
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There is no bigger complicated social phenomenon than Indian Caste system. It has intrigued the foreigners as well as Indians alike. That is what researches and consequent Books keep on coming on the subject. Here is a painstaking Study by a British Census officer who studied and concluded his findings in a most lucid and readable style. Since it has come from a compassionate author it is of purely academic, but at the same time quite authentic. It will be useful and readable for both common readers as well as scholars. Contents: Preface 1. The Nature of Caste 2. The Evolution of Caste 3. Caste, Sub-Caste and Marriage 4. Caste, sub-Caste and Marriage - Contd 5. Commensal and Other Similar Restrictions of Caste 6. The System of Caste Government 7. Sectarian Castes 8. Hill Castes 9. `Gipsy` Castes 10. Caste and Islam 11. New Castes, and new Information about Old Castes 12. Caste in Relation to Occupation 13. The Economic Aspects of caste 14. Caste in Relation to Religion 15. Caste in Relation to law 16. Caste in the Past, Present and Future Printed Pages: 384. Bookseller Inventory # 37408

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Title: The Caste System of Northern India

Publisher: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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There is no bigger complicated social phenomenon than Indian caste system. It has intrigued the foreigners as well as Indians alike. That is what researches and consequent books keep on coming on the subject. Here is a painstaking study by a British census officer who studied and concluded his findings in a most lucid and readable style. Since it has come from a compassionate author it is of purely academic, but at the same time quite authentic. It will be useful and readable for both common readers as well as scholars.

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