Society and Politics in India: Essays in a Comparative Perspective
Collected essays, written over two decades, which focus on the relationship between various forms of inequality and distinction (race, caste, tribe, ethnicity and gender), on concepts of the person, on the relationship between the values of equality and individualism, and on the role of the Indian State as the guarantor of these values. The author's other titles include Caste, Class and Power (1969), Castes, Old and New (1969) and Studies in Agrarian Social Structure (1974).
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Race caste and ethnic identity
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