Andre beteille caste class and power

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Caste, Class and Power: Changing Patterns of Stratification in a Tanjore Village by André Béteille

This work deals with the relationship between three fundamental aspects of social stratification, and provides a method for describing and analyzing variation and change in systems of stratification. This new edition incorporates significant additional material in the form of two appendices, dealing with issues of substance and method, and an epilogue which surveys the changing fortunes of village studies in India.
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Its thesis about correspondence among the caste, class and political systems is considerably less convincing for the middling majority than for either the Brahmins or Adi Its thesis about correspondence among the caste, class and political systems is considerably less convincing for the middling majority than for either the Brahmins or Adi-Dravidas. It is also an important historical source about the social structure of Indian villages in the early decades following Independence. Additionally, it is a model of ethnographic and theoretical analysis. Keywords: caste structure , class system , caste groups , political power , Brahmins , Adi-Dravidas , Sripuram , social structure. Forgot password?

The relationship between caste, class and power has to be examined in the context of change. Because of the introduction of democracy, land reforms and many other measures, change has been an important feature of this relationship over the last few decades. The distribution of power has acquired a very dynamic character over the last two decades. In some ways the traditional relationship between caste and power has been reversed. As a traditional basis of stratification caste is a distinctive category in the Indian social system. By impact or otherwise caste also extends to other religious communities in India, such as the Muslims and the Christians. Caste is a community as it is based on Kinship and primordial affinity, whereas class is an occupational and economic category and hence limited in social interaction.

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