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Readings in Indian Sociology
Volume I: Towards Sociology of Dalits

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Paramjit S. Judge - Professor, Department of Sociology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

Series Editor: Ishwar Modi



December 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Towards Sociology of Dalits, features 11 select articles with a comprehensive introductory chapter which provide a panoramic outline of the content of Dalit studies in India over time and space. The location of Dalits has been inseparably linked with the caste and economy of Indian society giving rise to the practice of untouchability duly supported by tradition and religious ideology. Three major issues discussed in the various chapters of this volume are untouchability and exclusion, conflict and change. 
Prakash N Pimpley
Foreword
 
Preface
Paramjit S Judge
Introduction
 
I: STATE OF DALIT STUDIES IN SOCIOLOGY
Vivek Kumar
Situating Dalits in Indian Sociology
T K Oommen
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and the Nation: Situating G.S. Ghurye
 
II: CASTE, UNTOUCHABILITY AND EXCLUSION
R D Lambert
Untouchability as a Social Problem: Theory and Research
S S Sharma
Untouchability: A Myth or a Reality: A Study of Interaction between Scheduled Castes and Brahmins in a Western U. P. Village
Victor S D’Souza
Scheduled Castes and Urbanization in Punjab: An Explanation
Maren Bellwinkel-Schempp
The Khatiks of Kanpur and the Bristle Trade: Towards an Anthropology of Man and Beast
 
III: MAPPING CONFLICT
Linda J Epp
Dalit Struggle, Nude Worship, and the 'Chandragutti Incident'
Venkateswarlu Dollu
Psychological Conflict between Harijans and Upper Class/ Middle Class Caste Hindus: A Study in Andhra Pradesh (India)
 
IV: INTERROGATING CHANGE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Gopal Guru
Reservations and the Sanskritization of Scheduled Castes: Some Theoretical Aspects
A M Shah
Purity, Impurity, Untouchability: Then and Now
Tulsi Patel
Stigma Goes Backstage: Reservation in Jobs and Education
 
Index
 
Appendix of Sources

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