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  • The Sikhs in Italy: A growing heterogeneous and plural presence.
    Bertolani, Barbara (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 75-93.

    Based largely on official statistics & directories. Notes some Sikh denominations. Sikh doctrine does not distinguish among castes, but denominations form along caste lines.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Sikh, Italy; Generations; Italy
  • Vidya, Veda, and Varna: The influence of religion and caste on education in rural India.
    Borooah, Vani K., and Sriya Iyer (2005)
    Journal of Development Studies 41:8: 1369-1404.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; India; Education; Caste
  • La Religion des Intouchables de l'Inde.
    Deliège, Robert (2004)
    Villeneuve d'Aseq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste
  • Verwobene Moderne: Zivilgesellschaft, Kastenbindung und nicht-staatliches Familienrecht im (post)kolonialen Indien.
    Randeria, Shalini (2004)
    Soziale Welt 55:15: 155-178.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste; Family
  • I Sikh in provincia di Reggio Emilia: caste e network di parentela.
    Bertolani, Barbara (2004)
    Religioni e società 50: 31-3.

    Associated Search Terms: Sikh, Italy; Network; Caste; Italy, Reggio Emilia; Family
  • La double identité des chrétiens keralais: confessions et castes chrétiennes au Kerala (Inde du Sud).
    Chaput, Pascale (1999)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 44/106: 5-24.

    Caste & denominational lines among Christians in Kerala more or less coincide.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Christian, India; India, Kerala
  • Ideology of Oppression: Caste and Untouchability.
    Prabhakar, M.E. (1998)
    Religion and Society 45:4: 5-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Ideology; Caste
  • Des "brahmanes" et des "dieux" en sociologie. Le système indien des castes revisité.
    Reiniche, Marie-Louise (1998)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 39;2: 283-308.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste
  • The Politics of Religious Discrimination and the Christian Dalit Question.
    Prabhakar, M.E. (1998)
    Religion and Society 45:3: 54-83.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, India; India; Discrimination; Caste
  • The Christian Dalits' Experience. A Case Study of the Palai Diocese.
    Kurian, Sunil George (1998)
    Religion and Society 45:4: 69-80.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, India; Caste; India, Palai Diocese
  • Status and Sacredness: A General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture.
    Milner, Murray, Jr. (1994)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Analyzes Hinduism & the caste system, in order to develop a general theory of stratification.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Hindu, India; Caste; Stratification
  • Hindu Eschatology and the Indian Caste System: An Example of Structural Reversal.
    Milner, Murray, Jr. (1993)
    Journal of Asian Studies 52: 298-319.

    Sees a relationship of structural reversal between the caste system & eschatological notions in the Hindu belief system.

    Associated Search Terms: Eschatology; Caste; Hindu
  • Le Brahmane pur et le prêtre impur.
    Quigley, Declan (1992)
    Recherches sociologiques 22:2: 69-89.

    Critique of Louis Dumont's analysis of the Brahman caste.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Brahman; Dumont, Louis; Hindu
  • Caste and Development: Sree Narayana Guru Swamikal and the Renaissance of the Ezhuva Jaati in Kerala, India.
    Mangalam, J.J. (1992)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Twentieth-Century World Religious Movements in Neo-Weberian Perspective. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 93-103.

    Focuses on Sree Narayana Guru Swamikal's movement against caste in Kerala.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; India, Kerala; Hindu, India; Politics, India
  • Issues of Christianity in colonial Chhattisgarh
    Dube, Saurabh (1992)
    Sociological Bulletin 41:1/2: 97-117. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 231-255]

    Historical characterization of missionary accounts, based on reports written by local Indian catechists.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Colonialism; India, Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh; Missions, India; Protestant, India
  • Emancipation through proselytism? Some reflections on the marginal status of the depressed classes.
    Jayaram, N. (1992)
    Sociological Bulletin 41:1/2: 67-80. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 256-272]

    Conversion for purposes of upward mobility ha snot worked in the caste system of India.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Hindu, India; Mobility (vertical); Marginality; India; Conversion
  • La Possession Démoniaque chez les Intouchables Catholiques de l'Inde du Sud.
    Deliège, Robert (1992)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 79: 115-134.

    Catholic demon possession resembles Hindu; through negativity it affirms the belief that women's sexuality needs be controlled.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Catholic, India; India, Valghira Manickam; Possession; Sexuality; Caste
  • Christian Dalits: A Sociological Study of Post-Conversion Experience.
    Japhet, S. (1987)
    Unpublished M.Phil. Thesis, Bangalore University.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, India; Conversion; Caste; India
  • Foreword: Religions in India in a Sociological Perspective.
    Srinivas, Mysore Narasimhachar (1986)
    Social Compass 33:2/3: 159-162.

    Overview of Indian society, caste, & ideas of purity.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste
  • Hiérarchie Sociale et Mouvements de Réformes chez les Musulmans du Sous-Continent Indien.
    Gaborieau, Marc (1986)
    Social Compass 33:2/3: 237-256.

    Despite Islam's official egalitarianism, Muslim society in India is a truncated caste system, with departures from caste only at the top.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste; Islam, India; Stratification
  • Arockyai Mary, gardienne du village chez les Parayars de l'Inde du Sud.
    Deliège, Robert (1986)
    Social Compass 33:1: 75-89.

    Caste barriers blocked the spread of Catholic doctrine to some nominal Catholics; e.g., the Parayars kept many of their ancient beliefs. But Mary, an innovation, entered their worship as an exception among other, bloodthirsty deities.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste; Catholic, India; Marian; Parayars
  • The sociological effects of ideological change: The Buddhist conversion of Maharashtrian untouchables.
    Ghokhale, J.B. (1986)
    Journal of Asian Studies 45:2: 269-292.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Maharashtra State; Conversion; Buddhist, India; Caste
  • Paradigms of Society: A Critique of Theories of Castes among Indian Muslims.
    Lindholm, Charles (1985)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 26:1: 131-141.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Islam, India; Caste
  • Caste, Religion and People's Movements in Kerala with Particular Reference to South Kerala.
    Gladstone, J.W. (1985)
    Religion and Society 32:1: 24-35.

    Focuses on the 19th-20th centuries.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; India, Kerala; Caste; Hindu, India
  • Religion and Castes--South India. An Introduction/Religion et Castes--l'Inde du Sud. En Guise d'Introduction.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1981)
    Social Compass 28:2/3: 145-162.

    The Indian caste structure cannot be understood apart from the religious factor, but it must also be situated in the specific economic & social conditions that produce its meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Hindu, India; India
  • The Effect of the Caste System on Conversions to Christianity in Tamilnadu.
    Lemercinier, Geneviève (1981)
    Social Compass 28:2/3: 237-268.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; India, Tamil-Nadu; Catholic, India; Caste
  • Relationships between Means of Production, Caste and Religion. The Case of Kerala between the 13th and the 19th Century.
    Lemercinier, Geneviève (1981)
    Social Compass 28:2/3: 163-199.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Kerala; Hindu, India; Mode of production; Caste
  • L'Implantation Portugaise au Kerala et ses Effets sur l'Organisation Sociale et Religieuse des Syriens et sur le Système des Castes.
    Houtart, François (1981)
    Social Compass 29:2/3: 201-235.

    Reviews the Portuguese attempt to impose the Latin rite, & of the Syrian-Indians' religious regrouping in non-caste structures that resemble castes.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Kerala; Catholic, India; Caste; Syrian Indians; Saint Thomas Christian (India); Colonialism
  • Religious Symbolisation of the Transition from Caste to Class: The Temple-Entry Movement in Travancore, 1860-1940.
    Jeffrey, Robin (1981)
    Social Compass 28:2/3: 269-291.

    Historical material pertaining to a society in southern India.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Hindu, India; India, Travancore; Historical; Social movement; Class; Change; Caste
  • Religion and the Reproduction of Social Structures. Catholicism and the Structure of Caste in an Area of South India.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1980)
    In Gregory Baum (ed.), Work and Religion (Concilium 131). New York: Seabury; Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, pp. 33-42.

    Examines the success of Catholic missions in Tamil-Nadu since the 16the century.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, India; Missions; Historical; India, Tamil-Nadu; Caste
  • Muslim Caste in an Industrial Township of Maharashtra.
    Momin, A.R. (1977)
    In Imtiaz Ahmad (ed.) Caste and Social Stratification among the Muslims, 2nd revised ed. Delhi: Manohar Book Service.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, India; India, Maharashtra State; Caste
  • The factor of anti-pollution in the ideology of the Lingayat movement.
    Venugopal, C.N. (1977)
    Sociological Bulletin 26:2: 227-241. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 133-148.

    Though caste-like in effect, the Lingayats (Virashaiva) reject the ideology of ritual pollution that legitimates the caste system. The original egalitarianism did not completely survive syncretism. The group is known for its work ethic.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, Lingayat; Work; India, Karnataka; Hindu, India; Caste; Syncretism
  • The Indo-Islamic tradition.
    Momin, A.R. (1977)
    Sociological Bulletin 26:2: 242-258. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp.84-99]

    Interpretation of historical & field data using the little tradition/great tradition distinction. Makes a methodological argument for using both kinds of data.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, India; Little tradition; Methodology; India; Mobility (vertical); Big tradition; Caste; Historical; Syncretism; Participant observation
  • Kerala Christians and the caste system.
    Fuller, C.J. (1976)
    Man 11:1: 53-70.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; India, Kerala; Christian, India
  • The Nature of Power in Indian Society with Special Reference to Class-caste Structure.
    Roy, Ajit (1974)
    Religion and Society (India) 21:3: 44-54.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste; Stratification
  • The Caste-Joint Family Axis of Hindu Social System, the Ethos of Hindu Culture and the Formation of Hindu Personality.
    Gandhi, Raj S. (1974)
    Sociologus 24:1: 56-64.

    General framework for discussion.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, India; India; Caste; Family
  • Emergent Scheduled Caste Elite in Bihar.
    Sachchinanda (1974)
    Religion and Society 21:3: 55-61.

    Analyzes 1971-72 interview data from educated members of the former untouchable castes.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Bihar; Caste; Hindu, India
  • The Politics of Untouchability in Uttar Pradesh.
    Juyal, B.N. (1974)
    Religion and Society 21:3: 62-81.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Uttar Pradesh State; Politics, India; Caste; Hindu, India
  • Caste and Social Stratification among Muslims in India.
    Ahmad, Imtiaz (1973)
    New Delhi: Manohar.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, India; India; Class; Caste; Stratification
  • Occupational and Educational Mobility in Relation to Caste in Urban India.
    Ramu, G.N., and Paul D. Wiebe (1973)
    Sociology and Social Research 58:1: 84-94.

    Analyzes a 1970-71 survey of Hindus in Kolar Gold Fields; caste effects had declined but were real.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, India; Mobility (vertical); Caste; India, Mysore, Kolar Gold Fields; Occupation; Education
  • Caste, Religion and Power: An Indian Case Study.
    Aggarwal, P.C. (1971)
    Delhi: Sri Ram Center for Industrial Relations.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; India; Hindu, India
  • Caste and Race in India.
    Ghurye, Govind Sadashiv (1971)
    Bombay: Popular Prakashan.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; India; Caste
  • Caste and Christianity in Kerala.
    Alexander, K.C. (1971)
    Social Compass 18:4: 551-560.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Kerala; Caste; Christian, India
  • Religion and caste ranking in a north Indian town.
    Jain, S.P. (1971)
    Sociological Bulletin 20:2: 134-144.

    Though not legitimated by Islam, Muslims in effect observed caste norms.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Uttar Pradesh; Islam, India; Hindu, India; Caste
  • Protestant Missions in India: A Sociological Review.
    Wiebe, Paul D. (1970)
    Journal of Asian and African Studies 5: 293-301.

    General account of the Protestant population of India, based on previous studies. Generally reflects the 1960s.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, India; India; Conversion; Caste
  • Caste in India.
    Hutton, John Henry (1969)
    London: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste
  • Religion and Buddhism among India's New Buddhists.
    Fiske, Adele M. (1969)
    Social Research 36:1: 123-137.

    Analyzes 1966-67 Indian interview data; suggests conversions of former untouchables to Buddhism is religious insofar as the desire to assert human dignity is religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Buddhist, India; Conversion; India
  • Religion, Caste, Class and Education in a North Indian Community.
    Jain, S.P. (1969)
    Sociology and Social Research 53:4: 482-489.

    Based on interview data from a mid-sized town of northwest India.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Islam, India; Community; Hindu, India; Caste; Education
  • Homo hierarchicus. Essai sur le système des castes./Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System, tr. Mark Sainsbury.
    Dumont, Louis (1967)
    Paris: Gallimard/Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, India; Caste; India
  • Ritual Pollution as an Integrator of Caste and Religion.
    Harper, Edward B. (1964)
    In Edward B. Harper (ed.), Religion in South Asia. Seattle: University of Washington Press, pp. 151-196.

    Religious belief not only reinforces caste but integrates by making castes interdependent. Extrapolates from field work in Mysore State.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Integration (cultural); Hindu, India; India
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