Author: Dipankar Gupta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195630882
This work brings together a selection of readings on caste, caste profiles, class and caste, class and conflict.
Diverse perspectives on the study of social stratification in India are schematically presented, and the volume is structured to balance theoretical and field studies. The editor weaves these varied views into a comprehensive and thought-provoking reader that informs and invites debate, and argues for an examination of the relative importance accorded to hierarchy and difference in this field.
Social Stratification is a worthwhile reader that fulfills its promise of introducing the subject and capturing the nuances of theoretical debate. - The Sunday Observer
This selection of writings on caste and class in India . . . Has been admirably made, and covers both field research and the latest theories. - Asian Affairs