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Changing Realities Ignored

Changing Realities Ignored

Kings and Untouchables: A Study of Caste System in Western India by Rosa Maria Perez; Chronicle Books, New Delhi, 2004; GHANSHYAM SHAH On the whole anthropological village studies in India have declined since the 1970s. Among the village studies ethnographic analysis of the traditionally untouchable castes are few and far between; and none is from Gujarat. In such a scenario the book under review, an ethnographic village study, is a welcome contribution. The study focuses on caste social order and the position of untouchables therein. It explores binaries

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