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Caste, Class and Power

 
R Rajan (Author)
Synopsis

Caste system in India is undergoing a change in its form, nature and character. The shape of emerging India will be different from that of modern western societies, and caste in its new transformation, will be an important contributing factor in determining that shape. Social classes are economic or cultural arrangements of groups in society. Class is an essential object of analysis for sociologists, political scientists, economists, anthropologists and social historians. In the social sciences, social class is often discussed in terms of social stratification. This book examines the principles underlining the policies of reservation and affirmative action adopted by multi-ethnic society, India. Despite the fact that the government of India has for over fifty years now, applied these measures to overcome discrimination based on caste and race respectively.

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About the author

R Rajan

R. Rajan has credit to his all higher qualifications B.A. (Hons.) Pol. Sc., M.A. (Pol. Sc.) from Delhi University and M.Phil. from J.N.U. Presently, he is an Assist. Professor at Govt. K.R.G. College Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He possesses a prolong experience of teaching and research works pertaining of Indian Government and Politics in current perspective. He is a prolific Writer and Editor and has attended many national and international conferences and seminars.

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Bibliographic information

Title Caste, Class and Power
Author R Rajan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.10.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Centrum Press
Language: English
isbn 9789381293546
length viii+296p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.