By Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
Using empirical info mixed with a powerful array of secondary resources, Dr Bandyopadhyay delineates the style within which Hindu caste society maintained its cultural hegemony and structural solidarity. beginning with an exam of the connection among caste and tool, the e-book examines early cultural encounters among `high` Brahmanical culture and the extra egalitarian `popular` spiritual cults of the decrease castes. It strikes directly to take an in depth examine the connection among caste and gender exhibiting the explanations why the reform circulation for widow remarriage failed. It ends with an exam of the Hindu `partition` crusade, which appropriated dalit self sustaining politics and made Hinduism the root of an emergent Indian nationwide identity.
Sekhar Bandyopadhyay breaks with a few of the assumptions of 2 vital faculties of thought—the Dumontian and the subaltern—and takes as a substitute a extra nuanced method of exhibit how excessive caste hegemony has been in a position to perpetuate itself. He therefore takes up matters which visit the guts of up to date difficulties in India`s social and political fabric.
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