Caste System and Untouchability in South India

Nandu Ram

Published by Manak, 2008
ISBN 10: 8178271842 / ISBN 13: 9788178271842
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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction caste system in India. 2. Caste system in South India from clan to caste. 3. Untouchability and the untouchables. 4. Social structure change and mobility among scheduled castes. 5. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index. This book originally being introduction to the Encyclopaedia of Scheduled Castes in India Volume 1 South India (2007) deals with genesis growth and development of caste system in all the Southern States and Union Territory. It explicates the system of castes or caste like groups (segments of the earliest settled primitive population) found even during the pre historic period and proceeds with explaining when how and why such groups got transformed into caste system. It also analyses the qualitative distinction between caste like groups and castes besides elucidating formation of the caste system there during the sixth seventh century A.D. within the metaphor of the Varna System adopted from North India though within the local idioms and hierarchical ordering of castes and their sub castes. The book discusses induction of several endogenous tribes into the caste fold and their location at the lowest level in the existing ritual and social hierarchy. Finally it ventures into puzzles of scheduling the hundreds of castes for the purpose of their constitutional safeguards enabling their access to the existing institutional and developmental avenues available in whatsoever form and extent there. 104 pp. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Caste System and Untouchability in South ...
Publisher: Manak
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardbound
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