By Ramesh Bairy
There is obviously an instructional and political obsession with the ‘idea’ of the Brahmin. there's additionally, at the same time, a near-complete absence of engagement with the Brahmin as an embodied individual or neighborhood. This e-book addresses this interesting paradox by way of making on hand a sociological description of the Brahmins in today’s Karnataka. It pursues 3 exact, but enmeshed, registers of inquiry – the character of the ‘Brahmin’ embodied within the supplier of the person Brahmin; the organised complexes of motion similar to the caste organization and the general public tradition of print; and eventually, setting out from an extended (yet, glossy and modern) heritage of non-Brahminical othering of the Brahmin. It argues that we have a tendency to comprehend the contemporaneity of caste virtually completely in the dual registers of legitimation–contestation and dominance–resistance. whereas those points stay salient, there's additionally a necessity to push out into hitherto ignored dimensions of caste. The e-book focuses recognition at the many lives of recent caste — its secularisation, the topic positions that it bargains, the equivocations wherein folks and groups develop into ‘subjects’ of caste, their differential investments within the caste-self.
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Being Brahmin, Being Modern: Exploring the Lives of Caste Today by Ramesh Bairy