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Caste and Social Reality: History Revisited

Arvind Dass (Author) Sita Deulkar (Author)
Synopsis In cultural terms, western contact brought about some important changes in political ideology, educational programmes and psychological orientations in the receiving society. There was an inevitable tension between the two types of change; the culture of the west stimulated political consciousness of subject peoples and then made them react to colonial exploitation with increasing vehemence. The nationalist struggles in Asia, whether liberal or Marxist, became sharply focussed on the same goal; gradual or swift elimination of alien rule. A valuable overview of the interaction of history and sociology is presented in the following papers, commentaries and essays. From ancient times to the modern day, here is a clear analysis of Indian society in its diverse facets, constantly interacting, imbibing, assimilating and above all, evolving into its dynamic form.
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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 Social Reality: History Revisited
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178882418
length vii+237p., 23cm.