CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA
Laurie Taylor will be contemplating caste. Is caste simply a form of class or ethnicity, or a more complicated kind of identity? How does this age old system of social hierarchy still operate in modern democratic India?
Laurie Taylor talks with Hugo Gorringe, who has made a study of the ‘Untouchables’, now known as Dalits, in rural Tamil Nadu and explores the political movement to end their oppression.
Also joining in the discussion about the origins and changing nature of caste, is Dr Mary Searle-Chatterjee, Lecturer in South Asian Studies in the Department of Religions and Theology at Manchester University and Dr David Mosse, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Lecturer in Sociology and Director of Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
The Embodiment of protest: Caste oppression and change
York Conference Paper 2004
'Untouchable Citizens': The Dalit Panthers and the Democratisation of Tamil Nadu
(2002) PhD Thesis
Dr Mary Searle-Chatterjee
Lecturer in South Asian Studies in the Department of Religions and Theology at Manchester University
Contextualising Caste: Post-Dumontian Approaches
Ursula M.Sharma (Editor), Mary Searle-Chatterjee (Editor)
Dr David Mosse
Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at SOAS
Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice (forthcoming)
Pluto Press ISBN 0745317987
The Rule of Water: Statecraft, Ecology and Collective Action in South India
OUP India ISBN0195661370
Responding to Subordination: identity and change among south Indian Untouchable Castes
From Identity and Affect: Experiences of Identity in a Globalising World
John R.Campbell (Editor), Alan Rew (Editor)
Pluto Press ISBN 0745314236
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