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Castes of Mind:
Colonialism and the Making of Modern India
Nicholas B. Dirks

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
Abbreviations xv
PART ONE: THE "INVENTION" OF CASTE 1
One: Introduction: The Modernity of Caste 3
Two: Homo Hierarchicus: The Origins of an Idea 19
Three: The Ethnographic State 43
PART TWO: COLONIZATION OF THE ARCHIVE 61
Four: The Original Caste: Social Identity in the Old Regime 63
Five: The Textualization of Tradition: Biography of an Archive 81
Six: The Imperial Archive: Colonial Knowledge and Colonial Rule 107
PART THREE: THE ETHNOGRAPHIC STATE 125
Seven: The Conversion of Caste 127
Eight: The Policing of Tradition: Colonial Anthropology and the Invention of Custom 149
Nine: The Body of Caste: Anthropology and the Criminalization of Caste 173
Ten: The Enumeration of Caste: Anthropology as Colonial Rule 198
PART FOUR: RECASTING INDIA: CASTE, COMMUNITY, AND POLITICS 229
Eleven: Toward a Nationalist Sociology of India: Nationalism and Brahmanism 231
Twelve: The Reformation of Caste: Periyar, Ambedkar, and Gandhi 255
Thirteen: Caste Politics and the Politics of Caste 275
Fourteen: Conclusion: Caste and the Postcolonial Predicament 297
Coda: The Burden of the Past: On Colonialism and the Writing of History 303
Notes 317
Index 359

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