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Caste and Community in Conflict of Modernisation

Arvind Dass (Author) Sita Deulkar (Author)
Synopsis In recent years there have been references of the need to separate religion from politics. The issue has received attention by intellectuals and activists. It is important to be clear about what is intended when sensible and patriotic people talk of keeping religion and politics separate. The objective should be to prevent communalism from entering politics. The following collection of articles, papers and comments are intended to provide students as well as academics, sociologists as well as analysts, incisive insights into the form and content of the conflict that stems from the meeting of tradition, modernity and the caste system.
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About the authors

Arvind Dass

Arvind Dass is a social scientist by profession, associated with consultancy and advisory services in the department of Social Welfare and department of Rural Development for two State Governments. He has a doctorate in sociology from the Karnataka University and has specialized in Cultural Anthropology and a modified version of his doctorate dissertation, “Untouchability and Pollution among the Lingayath of Southern Karnataka” was widely acclaimed by the academic community. Presently, he is also programme co-ordinator (Cultural Exchange) for the Forum for Academic and Cultural Exchange (FACE) based in Bangalore and Mumbai.

Sita Deulkar

Sita Deulkar has a master’s degree in Anthropology from the Mysore University and has done extensive work for various NGO’s among the tribal and other backward communities of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. She is particularly appreciated for her work on The concept of Honour in Integrity among the Todas of the Nilgiris.

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Bibliographic information

Title Caste and Community in Conflict of Modernisation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817888240X
length vi+309p., Tables; Appendix; Index; 23cm.