Caste, hierarchy, and individualism : Indian critiques of Louis Dumont's contributions / edited by R.S. Khare Khare, R. S. (Ravindra S.)

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Dumont, Louis, 1911-1998.; Caste - India.; Social stratification - India.
  • Machine derived contents note: Foreword, T.N. Madan
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Value, Oppositions and Hierarchy: Indian Discussions of Louis Dumont's Work
  • Section I: Overviews and Reviews
  • 1. Louis Dumont and the Study of Society in India, T.N. Madan
  • 2. A Theory of 'Pure' Hierarchy, R.S. Khare
  • 3. Elementary Structure of Caste, Veena Das and J.P.S. Uberoi
  • 4. The Comparison of Civilizatations: Louis Dumont on India and the West, T.N. Madan
  • Section II: Different Evaluations
  • 5. Some Reflections on the Nature of Caste Hierarchy, M.N. Srinivas
  • 6. On Individualism and Equality: Reply to Louis Dumont, André Béteille
  • 7. Continous Hierarchies and Discrete Castes, Dipankar Gupta
  • 8. Imagination against Typification, Dipankar Gupta
  • 9. Indo-Hierarchy Theory, Arun Bose
  • 10. Louis Dumont on Individualism, Arun Bose
  • 11. Indo-centric Theories in the Marxist Framework, Sudipta Kaviraj
  • 12. Hierarchy and Marriage Alliance in Indian Kinship, Patricia Uberoi
  • Section III: Post-colonial Commentaries
  • 13. An Immanent Critique of Caste, Partha Chatterjee
  • 14. 'Is Homo Hierarchicus?', Arjun Appadurai
  • 15. The Anthropological Discourse on India: Reason and Its Other, Veena Das
  • 16. Dumontian Sociology and Since: Challenges Facing South Asian Anthropology, R.S. Khare
  • Section IV: Dumont in His Own Words
  • 17. Change, Interaction, and Comparison, Louis Dumont
  • 18. On Individualism and Equality, Louis Dumont
  • 19. Louis Dumont and the Indian Mirror, Interviewer: Christian Delacampagne
  • 20. A Conversation with Louis Dumont, Interview by Jean-Claude Galey
  • Epilogue
  • References
  • Index: Contributors.
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