This study opposes the prevailing view that Indian villages have little social solidarity and points out the relationship between village solidarity and the potentially centrifugal factors of caste, conflict, and power.
Originally published in 1965.
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Table of Contents
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. vii
- Contents, pg. ix
- Illustrations, pg. x
- 1. Introduction, pg. 3
- 2. The Village, pg. 17
- 3. The Family, pg. 35
- 4. The Khari Bhāuki, pg. 62
- 5. The Bilateral Kindred, pg. 91
- 6. The Castes and Their Place in Village Life, pg. 107
- 7. The Distribution and Organization of the Castes, pg. 120
- 8. Caste Rank, pg. 136
- 9. Interpersonal Relations Among the Castes, pg. 150
- 10. Village Politics, pg. 168
- 11. Village Cohesion, pg. 198
- 12. The Changing Village, 1954-1955, pg. 237
- 13. The Changing Village, 1961, pg. 280
- 14. Summary and Conclusion, pg. 305
- Appendices, pg. 317
- Index, pg. 335