Anthropology of Weaker Sections

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Surajit Sinha
Concept Publishing Company, 1993 - Anthropology - 632 pages
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In response to the review by 'An educated and modern assamese'
I would like to say that in every Hindu society, some form of 'Varna' based division exists. There is a reason why there are Assamese
Brahmins, Kayasthas, Kalitas, and other castes and tribes. If Assamese had been different then they would have been like the Tribal Societies which do not have varna/occupational divisions. Assamese Brahmins and Kalitas are quite orthodox as I've personally seen that. Having stayed in all regions of India, I can assure that occupation is absolutely not bound to castes in Modern day India. Anybody who thinks otherwise is Living Under a Rock. I've seen many Brahmin, Kshatriya, and Shudra Businessmen(occupation of Banias); have seen Brahmin, Kshatriya labourers and also have seen Brahmin, Bania and Shudra Soldiers(occupation of Khsatriyas)..
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Contents

List of Tables
29
CHAPTER 2
47
A Village in Tripura
49
A Village in North Bengal
61
CHAPTER 3
63
A Village in South Bengal
85
CHAPTER 4
86
A Village in West Bengal
103
A Village in Western Maharashtra
303
CHAPTER 13
305
A Village in Eastern Uttar Pradesh
345
CHAPTER 14
347
Wages of daily labourers
350
Distribution of agricultural land by family
357
Showing caste ranking among the Hindu
359
Social ranking among the Muslim
360

Distribution of ethnic groups by number of families and population
105
Pattern of landholding
107
Expenses and average production per bigha
108
Distribution of agricultural labourers
111
Occupation other than agriculture
114
Distribution of family by economic categories
115
CHAPTER 6
130
Main agricultural yield per acre
132
Distribution of occupation
133
Pattern of landholding
136
Weak and dominant in terms of landholding
138
Caste hierarchy
139
Educational achievements by communities
142
A Village in Orissa
149
CHAPTER 7
150
Distribution of families and population by caste
151
Size of holding in acre
152
Occupational distribution of the landless
153
Occupational distribution of the land owners
155
Occupational mobility
158
Distribution of temple land by caste
161
Caste hierarchy
162
Distribution of literacy by caste
164
A Village in South Bihar
167
CHAPTER 8
168
Distribution of land by castecommunity
169
Size of landholding
170
Distribution of sharecroppers
171
Distribution of traditional occupation
173
Employment situation
174
Balance sheet of deficit and saving
176
Caste and varna hierarchy
178
A Village in North Bihar
187
A Village in Madhya Pradesh
211
CHAPTER 10
214
5B Annual income and expenditure
220
A Village in Eastern Maharashtra
233
CHAPTER 11
237
A Village in Western Maharashtra
275
CHAPTER 12
280
A Village in Eastern Uttar Pradesh
369
CHAPTER 15
372
Distribution of land
373
Distribution of landowners by size of holding
374
Occupational classification
375
Length of employment for agriculture labourer
380
Per capita annual income
381
Indebtedness
382
Distribution of literacy by ethnic groups
391
A Village in Western Uttar Pradesh
395
CHAPTER 16
399
Primary occupation men excluding nonworkers
405
Distribution of land by caste
406
A Village in South Gujarat
419
CHAPTER 17
420
Earnerdependent ratio
426
Family composition
432
Literacy composition
433
A Village in Rajasthan
443
CHAPTER 18
444
Distribution of land
447
Category of farmers
448
Earnerdependent ratio
449
Per capita income annual
450
Expenditure on major items annual per family
451
Expenditure on investment annual per family
452
Indebtedness
453
Communities in the village
455
A Village in Punjab
467
CHAPTER 19
468
CHAPTER 20
481
An Village in Andhra Pradesh
497
CHAPTER 21
502
A Village in North Karnataka
511
CHAPTER 22
513
A Village in Tamil Nadu
551
A Village in North Kerala
577
Conclusion
611
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