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

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Caste and Status in an Indian City

Mark Holmstrom Caste, in traditional India, implied a certain kind of value judgment: power was to be respected only when tt was shown in its proper relation to religious duty. This judgment was clear even when the boundaries and rank of groups were not clear. It was still possible to say: 'Status means caste rank; this is the only thing that confers a moral claim to respect, and any kind of status that is valued must be turned into and called caste'.

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