Interrogating Caste. Caste in Question: Identity or. Hierarchy? edited by Dipankar Gupta;. Sage Publications, ; pp xxi + , Rs SIMON CHARSLEY. Interrogating Caste has 18 ratings and 1 review. Praveen said: A nice analytical and insightful book on caste structure, hierarchies and Dipankar Gupta. society and the caste system (pp. , , , , and /?a~t/7!). This is what makes it difficult for them to step back and take a de-exoticised view of caste, and .

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Interrogating Caste: Understanding Hierarchy and Difference in Indian Society by Dipankar Gupta

Challenging this position, leading sociologist Dipankar Gupta argues that any notion of a fixed hierarchy is arbitrary and valid only from the perspective of the individual castes. You may have already requested this intergogating.

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