Caste in Itself, Caste and Class, or Caste in Class

Ramkrishna Mukherjee

Abstract


After the British conquered Bengal and eventually the whole of India,they set out to administer the colony. In this context they encountered two phenomena with which they were not familiar: (1) the relation of people to land for production (and not for revenue receiving, household living, etc.), and (2) the caste system of India, viz. the jati strati?cation of society.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2000.229

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