The Untouchables: Subordination, Poverty and the State in Modern India (Contemporary South Asia, #4)


The Untouchables: Subordination, Poverty and the State in Modern India (Contemporary South Asia, #4)
ISBN
0521553628
File size
6.4 MB
Year
2006-01-11
Pages
308
Language
English
File format
PDFePub
Category
Rating
3.0 3 3 voters

Book Description


In a compelling account of the lives of those at the bottom of Indian society, the authors explore the construction of the Untouchables as a social and political category, the historical background that led to such a definition and their position in India today. The authors argue that, despite efforts to ameliorate their condition, a considerable edifice of discrimination persists. The book promises to make a major contribution to the social and economic debates on poverty, while its wide-ranging perspectives will ensure a readership from across the disciplines.

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