Caste in Medieval India: The Beginnings of a Reexamination

by Dr. Dileep Karanth

 

This paper (which appeared in Dialogue published by Astha Bharati, New Delhi, Oct.-Dec. 2007, Vol. 9, No. 2) challenges the common notion that the institution of caste is alien to Muslim society. With great erudition and solid historical evidence, Dileep Karanth, a lecturer at the department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, demonstrates that, on the contrary, caste-like structures tend to be the norm.

The paper, reproduced with the author’s permission, is available here for download (231 kB) so as to preserve the diacritics.

 
       
 
 
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