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Caste and Religion in Society

Nishant Singh (Editor)

According to the general principle of caste, untouchables suffer from religious and civil disabilities where as privileges were endowed with the Brahmins. In actuality this is a theoretical postulation. The nature form and pattern of privileges and disabilities associated with various caste groups vary from a given region to another. For instance, in caste of South India, residential segregation was absolutely maintained putting Brahmins in agar harm and untouchables in Cherrie. In case of North India, the residential segregation was not as strict and the untouchables were just secluded to the outskirts of the village. All over India certain type of taboos and retrains were associated with the untouchables denying them opportunity to use village roads, wells, temples and other facilities.

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About the author

Nishant Singh

Dr. Nishant Singh M.Sc., M.Phil., P.G. in Mass Communication, D.Phil was educated at the Institute of Advanced Studies, CCSU, Meerut. He is young but well-known Media-critic, dr. Singh has contributed several research papers, book reviews and articles in reputed journals, leading News papers and Magazines. Dr. Nishant has authored more than a dozen of books on Media and women Issues. His books have been well received and acclaimed. He writes regularly for Media including Radio and T.V. He is a visiting faculty to various institutes and is an an acknowledged speaker on matters relating to crime against women, deprived perisons and sustainable development. Decorated with five national Awards, including “Bhartendu Harish-chand Award’, ‘Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar’ and “Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award’ from Govt. of India. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the “Swapnil Bharat’, and N.G.O. working for the advancement of deprived women.

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Title Caste and Religion in Society
Author Nishant Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.11.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381385081
length viii+288p., Index; 23cm.