Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching

Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823282258
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Series: Commonalities
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Aniket Jaaware (Author)
Aniket Jaaware is Professor of English at Shiv Nadar University.

Anupama Rao (Foreword By)
Anupama Rao is Associate Professor of History at Barnard College. She is the author of The Caste Question (California, 2009).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Anupama Rao vii

Introduction 1

1. Touch and Its Elements and Kinds 11

2. Touch—An A Priori Approach 37

3. Touch in Its Social and Historical Aspects I 61

4. Touch in Its Social and Historical Aspects II 93

5. Touch and Texts: Ancient and Modern 119

6. (Un)touchability of Things and People 148

7. Society, Sociality, Sociability 170

8. Recapitulation with Variations 190

Coda 205

Notes 209

Bibliography 223

Index 233

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