Thursday, June 25, 2015

Two books

Just finished reading 'Beyond Caste' by Sumit Guha. In spite of the rave reviews, I do not think that I understand it well or agree with some of it. But it goes beyond the book by Nicholas Dirks and probably the best book on caste that I read so far. I was planning to write a bit about it but meanwhile 'Labor in the Ancient World' edited by Piotr Steinkeller and Michael Hudson has arrived. I plan to read at least some of it before writing any thing. Michael Hudson talks about it here.
P.S. Meanwhile I am told that I should read 'The Annihilation of caste' by B. Ambedkar. I have read bits and pieces by Ambedkar on various topics earlier but not this book.

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