Renunciation and Untouchability in India: The Notional and the Empirical in the Caste Order

1st Edition

Srinivasa Ramanujam

Routledge India
July 16, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781138594555 - CAT# K387194

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Summary

This volume develops a historically informed phenomenology of caste and untouchability. It explores the idea of ‘Brahmin’ and the practice of untouchability by offering a scholarly reading of ancient and medieval texts. By going beyond the notions of purity and pollution, it presents a new framework of understanding relationships between social groups and social categories.

An important intervention in the study of caste and untouchability, this book will be an essential read for the scholars and researchers of political studies, political philosophy, cultural studies, Dalit studies, Indology, sociology, social anthropology and Ambedkar studies.

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