Readership: This book will interest students and scholars of sociology, social anthropology, and those interested in social change, issues of power and inequality, and comparative sociology.
Ramachandra Guha and Jonathan P. Parry
Ramachandra Guha is of India's best-known historians, and a full-time author and columnist.
Jonathan P. Parry is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Notes on Contributors
1: The Career and Credo of André Béteille (Ramachandra Guha)
2: The Brahmins and Brahminical Values in Modern Tamil Nadu (C. J. Fuller)
3: The Fate of Earlier Social Ranking in the Communist Regimes of Russia and China (Caroline Humphrey)
4: The Economist's Approach to Agrarian Structure (Pranab Bardhan)
5: The Indian Census, Identity and Inequality (Nandini Sundar)
6: Two Cheers for Reservation: The Satnamis and the Steel Plant (Jonathan P. Parry)
7: Renunciation from Below (Vinay Kumar Srivastava)
8: Heterodox Lives: Agnostic Individuality and Agency in South Indian History (Mattison Mines)
9: Civil Society or the State: What Happened to Citizenship? (Dipankar Gupta)
10: Ghettoization and Communal Politics: The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in the Hindutva Landscape (Jan Breman)
11: André Béteille and Alexis de Tocqueville (Alan Macfarlane).