Caste from a Contemporary Perspective
(5,213 words)

The popular textbook view of caste almost always presents it as a peculiar system of social hierarchy unique to the Hindus, all of whom live in India or South Asia, or have their origin in the subcontinent. Though not all Indians are Hindus, this popular view would implicitly also suggest that the foundational…

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Surinder S. Jodhka, “Caste from a Contemporary Perspective”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 28 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-2118_BESO_COM_031405>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712



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