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Indian society suffers from substantial inequalities in education, employment, and income based on caste and ethnicity. These programs have been strengthened by improved enforcement and increased funding in the s.
- Nicholas Dirks
- Changing educational inequalities in india in the context of affirmative action
- Anthropological Quarterly
- Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India.
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India has been underrepresented in genome-wide surveys of human variation. We analyze 25 diverse groups to provide strong evidence for two ancient populations, genetically divergent, that are ancestral to most Indians today. Groups with only ASI ancestry may no longer exist in mainland India.
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Anthropological Quarterly Princeton: Princeton University Press. A richly researched account of the political structures and historical structuring of the "caste system" in India, Nicholas B. Dirks' Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India is both more and less than an argument about the solidification of caste under British colonialism and the ethnographic imagination. On the surface, Dirks argues that caste is not the unchanging, historically frozen structure that we present it as though it is not always clear who this "we" is.
The caste system in India is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of caste. It has origins in ancient India , and was transformed by various ruling elites in medieval, early-modern, and modern India, especially the Mughal Empire and the British Raj. The caste system as it exists today is thought to be the result of developments during the collapse of the Mughal era and the rise of the British colonial government in India. In , negative discrimination on the basis of caste was banned by law and further enshrined in the Indian constitution ; however, the system continues to be practiced in parts of India. Caste-based differences have also been practised in other regions and religions in the Indian subcontinent like Nepalese Buddhism,  Christianity , Islam , Judaism and Sikhism. New developments took place after India achieved independence , when the policy of caste-based reservation of jobs was formalised with lists of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Since , the country has enacted many laws and social initiatives to protect and improve the socioeconomic conditions of its lower caste population.
Nicholas Dirks is a subtle unraveler of the dense, many-layered fabric of India's colonial and modern history as they converge in the idea and practice of caste. Even for the nonspecialist, the results of this gripping book are remarkable to behold. No one before Dirks has examined the ways in which caste gathers from as well as ignores the complex realities and hierarchies of Indian society. Neither reductive nor schematic, the notion of caste that emerges here is genuinely original. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Previous page.
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