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Castes of Mind Colonialism and the Making of Modern India

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ISBN-10: 0691088950

ISBN-13: 9780691088952

Edition: 2002

Authors: Nicholas B. Dirks

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This volume traces the caste and its system from the medieval kingdoms of southern India through early colonial archives to the 20th century. It surveys the rise of caste politics and how.
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List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.65" wide x 9.09" long x 1.11" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

The "Invention" of Caste
Introduction: The Modernity of Caste
Homo Hierarchicus: The Origins of an Idea
The Ethnographic State
Colonization of the Archive
The Original Caste: Social Identity in the Old Regime
The Textualization of Tradition: Biography of an Archive
The Imperial Archive: Colonial Knowledge and Colonial Rule
The Ethnographic State
The Conversion of Caste
The Policing of Tradition: Colonial Anthropology and the Invention of Custom
The Body of Caste: Anthropology and the Criminalization of Caste
The Enumeration of Caste: Anthropology as Colonial Rule
Recasting India: Caste, Community, and Politics
Toward a Nationalist Sociology of India: Nationalism and Brahmanism
The Reformation of Caste: Periyar, Ambedkar, and Gandhi
Caste Politics and the Politics of Caste
Conclusion: Caste and the Postcolonial Predicament
Coda: The Burden of the Past: On Colonialism and the Writing of History