Caste, Culture and Hegemony: Social Dominance in Colonial by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay PDF

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By Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

it really is greatly believed that, due to its remarkable social improvement, the caste procedure in colonial Bengal differed significantly from the remainder of India. via a examine of the advanced interaction among caste, tradition and gear, this e-book convincingly demonstrates that Bengali Hindu society preserved the necessities of caste discrimination in colonial instances, even whereas giving the outward visual appeal of getting changed.

Using empirical information mixed with a powerful array of secondary assets, Dr Bandyopadhyay delineates the style within which Hindu caste society maintained its cultural hegemony and structural unity. beginning with an exam of the connection among caste and tool, the booklet examines early cultural encounters among `high` Brahmanical culture and the extra egalitarian `popular` non secular cults of the reduce castes. It strikes directly to take an in depth examine the connection among caste and gender exhibiting the explanations why the reform stream for widow remarriage failed. It ends with an exam of the Hindu `partition` crusade, which appropriated dalit independent politics and made Hinduism the root of an emergent Indian nationwide identity.

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay breaks with a few of the assumptions of 2 very important faculties of thought—the Dumontian and the subaltern—and takes as a substitute a extra nuanced method of convey how excessive caste hegemony has been in a position to perpetuate itself. He therefore takes up concerns which visit the center of up to date difficulties in India`s social and political fabric.

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