ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Caste Idiom for Class Conflict Case of Khanjawala

Caste Idiom for Class Conflict: Case of Khanjawala Anjan Ghosh THE belief still persists that the caste system in India is a relic of the past which will disappear once industrialisation gets off the ground. It is not often realised that industrialisation pet se, especially in a peripheral social formation, can hardly lead to the eradication of caste discrimination. The specificity of a peripheral social formation arises from the precise nature of interaction between the capitalist and pre-capitalist elements within it. In India this interaction is manifested in the nature of caste-class configuration and conflict. In this report we hope to illustrate this specificity with the case of Khanjawala.

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