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Dalits and Upper Castes: Essays in Social History

 
A. Satyanarayana (Author)
Synopsis This volume deals with the interrelationship between caste system, land control, and domination in modern Andhra. It seeks to examine the social origins, material basis and crystallization of the dominant upper castes in a long term historical and sociological perspective. Taking caste as the central problematic of historiography this study views caste as a dynamic, historically evolved structure of power relations of domination and subordination. The historical trajectory of the evolution of caste system is sought to be examined not merely in terms of its materiality, but also in its dialectical inter-relationship with the social-cultural and ideological-intellectual domains. Hence this study, instead of viewing caste as a cultural construct by the Brahmanical forces, seeks to unravel the dynamics of Indian social system by viewing it as determined by the dialectic of upper caste dominance and lower caste resistance.
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About the author

A. Satyanarayana

Dr. Adapa Satyanarayana passed M.A. in History from Osmania University in 1976 and did his M.Phil at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi in 1979. He obtained Ph.D. degree in 1983 from South Asia Institute of Heidelberg, University, Germany. after his return to India, he had joined the History Department of Osmania University as a Lecturer in March 1984. In January 2000 he was promoted as a Professor. Presently he is the Head, Department of History, Osmania University. Prof. Satyanarayana was awarded prestigious fellows like Nehru Memorial Museum (1991-92) the Japan Foundation (1995-96) the German Academic Exchange Fellowship (1996-97) the Visiting Fellowship of the International Institute of Asia Studies, The Netherlands (1998-99) etc. He has been actively engaged in post-doctoral reserach and published more than two dozen articles in National and International Journals as well as attended many seminars. He is currently working on the social history of Dalit-bahujan castes / communities of Modern Andhra Pradesh.

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Title Dalits and Upper Castes: Essays in Social History
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173917035
length xx+260p., Tables; Illustrations; Index; 23cm.