This work discusses social stratisfication in India with an interdisciplinary approach. It contains both classical and new writing on caste. It profiles the variations and the social importance of this system. The work also examines class and its dynamics, highlighting the urgency of the topic, considering all the complexities of current social and political life in India.
Mckim Marriott Multiple Reference in Indian Caste Systems
Bougle The Essence and Reality of the Caste System
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