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  • Growing up Untouchable in Indiaby Vasant Moon; Gail Omvedt; Eleanor Zelliot

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    'In this English translation, Moon's story is usefully framed by apparatus necessary to bring its message to even those taking their first look at South Asian culture...The result is an easy to digest short-course on what it means to be a Dalit, in the words of one notable Dalit.'-Journal of Asian Studies more...

  • An Introduction to the Buraku Issueby Suehiro Kitaguchi; Alastair McLauchlan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Translated with an Intoduction by Alastair McLaughlin. The extent of discrimination against the Buraku communities is one of the most sensitive issues facing the Japanese government and the social coherence of contemporary Japan. more...

  • Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradeshby Sudha Pai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Dalit assertion has been a central feature of the states in the Hindi heartland since the mid-1980s, leading to the rise of political consciousness and identity-based lower-caste parties. The present study focuses on the different political response of the Congress party to identity assertion in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Digvijay Singh.... more...

  • Recasting Casteby Hira Singh

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Recasting Caste  confronts the mainstream sociology of caste at its root: Louis Dumont?s Homo Hierarchicus and its main source, Max Weber?s distinction between class and status. Conventional wisdom on caste is idealist, and most students of the subject therefore exaggerate ritual homogeneity and deflect attention from intracaste differentiation and... more...

  • Bridging the Social Gapby Sukhadeo Thorat; Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Bridging the Social Gap: Perspectives on Dalit Empowerment  addresses four interrelated issues. It conceptualises exclusion-linked deprivation of excluded and indigenous groups in Indian society and elaborates the concept and meaning of social exclusion in general, and of caste-, untouchability- and ethnicity-based exclusion in particular. It then... more...

  • The Buraku Issue and Modern Japanby Ian Neary

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 155.00

    Written by an internationally recognized specialist on Buraku studies, this book casts new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation. Ian Neary focuses on the Burakumin activist, left-wing politician, family company manager and arguably the most important Buraku leader of the twentieth century: Matsumoto Jiichiro.... more...

  • The Structure of Indian Societyby A. M. Shah

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book has a collection of ten articles written during 1982?2007 and an exhaustive introduction on the structural features of Indian society, that is, the enduring social groups, institutions and processes, such as caste, tribe, sect, rural-urban relations, etc. The book views Indian society in contemporary as well as historical perspective, based... more...

  • Dalits in Indiaby Sukhadeo Thorat

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    Dalits in India: Search for Common Destiny explores the status of Dalits in the. country by presenting all-India and state-level analyses of various human development. and related social and economic indicators. It provides a comprehensive understanding. of the processes and dynamics that exclude them from mainstream development and. are causative... more...

  • Caste, Culture and Hegemonyby Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95

    It is widely believed that, because of its exceptional social development, the caste system in colonial Bengal differed considerably from the rest of India. Through a study of the complex interplay between caste, culture and power, this book convincingly demonstrates that Bengali Hindu society preserved the essentials of caste discrimination in colonial... more...

  • Working Skinby Joseph D. Hankins

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan?s "Buraku" people. Touted as Japan?s largest minority, the Buraku are stigmatized because of associations with labor considered unclean, such... more...