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Recent Scholarly Perspectives on Caste

The UHM Center for South Asian Studies has accordingly developed this small project to introduce junior and non-specialist members of the UH and broader research community to the notion of ‘caste’ as a critical and contested concept. We hope these preliminary resources will prove useful to those who want to take caste into the classroom.

 

The following are Recent Scholarly Perspectives on Castes:

Bayly, Susan. Caste, Society, and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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Dirks, Nicholas. Castes of Mind. Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001

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Pandian, M.S.S. Brahmin and Non-Brahmin. Genealogies of the Tamil Political Present. New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2007.

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Rao, Anupama (ed.). Gender & Caste: Issues in Contemporary Indian Feminism. London: Zed Books, 2006.

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Rege, Sharmila. Writing Caste, Writing Gender: Narrating Dalit Women’s Testimonios. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2006.

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Robb, Peter. A History of India. New York: Palgrave, 2002.

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