"Despite the onset of liberalization and globalization caste has
not loosened its grip on the Indian psyche and the socio-political
realities. The book deals with the growth of caste system in
historical perspective and its changing role in socio-religious
contexts. The different facets of the caste system have been
discussed in the light of the various studies done so far. The
theories explaining its origin and its various attributes too have
been critically examined. Besides, various reform movements which
tried to make the caste system more forward-looking and vibrant
have been analyzed. The book also discusses the various measures
taken by the government to improve the socio-economic conditions of
the depressed castes. Certain suggestions have also been given
which may become the basis of further research on the caste system.
The book is useful for students of sociology, researchers working
on this significant social institution as well as for all others,
including those appearing for competitive examinations. Both
governmental and non-governmental organizations, working for
promotion of caste harmony, can also get valuable insights from the
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