ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Sukanya SarbadhikarySubscribe to Sukanya Sarbadhikary

The ‘Ideal’ Brahmin

Renunciation and Untouchability in India: The Notional and the Empirical in the Caste Order by Srinivasa Ramanujam, New Delhi: Routledge, 2019; pp xiii + 172, ₹ 995.

Touch, Untouch, and the Depositions of Ucchishta

Complex sensory and linguistic underpinnings of caste come into play when touchables, with all their senses, touch objects made by untouchables. Here, ethnographic insights have been used about the devotional percussion instrument, khol , which is made by untouchables, but touched, heard, relished, and understood, by all castes.
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