Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sumit Guha's "Beyond Caste"

In a crowded field, this book is being haile as a significant addition. I do not have access to the book and is too expensive to buy. Meanwhile here are two reviews of the book, the first by Tirthankar Roy:  "It is, furthermore, a persuasive and a totally new way of thinking about a difficult subject, a truly significant achievement."
The second by Nathaniel Roberts says that it is the most important book on caste since Louis Dumont's book.
Some of Sumit Guha's articles can be downloaded from here and may give a flavour of the book.

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