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BACKGROUND OF RESEARCH
B Overview of studies of contemporary caste
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acculturation agrarian agricultural Almora analysis ancestry Askot assertion Atkinson Baitadi District Baitadi region Belaspur Berreman Bhul Brahman castes brothers caste groups caste organization Central Baitadi subregion Champawat Chand Chapter Chetri castes contemporary criteria cultural defined deity descendants dhoti division Doti Dubhanagar Dumont elements emphasizes expressed focus framework Garhwal garkha genealogies hill Himalayan Himalayan region Hindu ideology immigrant Rajput immigrant-indigene important Indian indicates indigenous informant interaction Jaisi Brahman Jard jati Jumla Kali Kumaon Karnali Zone Katyuri Khas Khasa Khasiya Kshatriya land Mahakali River marriage Matwali Nagi Malla notes oral Pahari pattern period plowing political population raja rajbar Rajput Rana Dyau ranked castes references regard regional varna regions of Nepal result ritual role sacred thread Sanwal Seti Zone Shahi Sirmur Srivastava studies suggests symbolic Tanahun term Khasiya Thakuri Thakuri lineage Thakuri ruler Thakuri status thematic theme tion tradition Udai Dyau Upallo Sorard subregion varna model village Warrior Western Nepal