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Agarwal, Bina. Structures of patriarchy: state, community and household in modernising Asia. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1988.

Banerjee-Dube, Ishita (ed.). Caste in History. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Baviskar, Amita and Raka Ray (eds.). Elite and everyman: the cultural politics of the Indian middle classes. Delhi: Routledge, 2011.

Béteille, Andre. The Andre Beteille omnibus. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Byrne, David. Social exclusion. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2005.

Corbridge, Stuart, John Harriss and Craig Jeffrey. India today: economy, politics and society. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.

Deshpande, Satish. Contemporary India: a sociological view. Delhi: Penguin, 2003.

Dreze, Jean and Amartya Sen. An uncertain glory: India and its contradictions. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Fuller, C.J. (ed.). Caste today. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Giddens, Anthony. The class structure of the advanced societies. London: Unwin, 1980.

Grusky, David B. and Szonja Szelenyi. The inequality reader. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2011.

Guha, Ramachandra and Jonathan P. Parry (eds.). Institutions and inequalities: essays in honour of Andre Beteille. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Gupta, Dipankar (ed.). Caste in question: identity or hierarchy? New Delhi: Sage, 2004.

Guru, Gopal (ed.). Humiliation: claims and context. Delhi: Oxford University Press. 2011.

Heath, Anthony F. and Roger Jeffery (eds.). Diversity and change in modern India: economic, social and political approaches. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Jodhka, Surinder S. Caste in contemporary India. New Delhi: Routledge, 2015.

________________ Caste. Oxford India Short Introductions. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Kannabiran, Kalpana. Tools of justice: non-discrimination and the Indian constitution. New Delhi: Routledge, 2012.

Kumar, Vivek. Teaching caste and Hindu social order: dalits in Indian sociology, in Maitrayee Chaudhuri, (ed.), Sociology in India: Jaipur: Rawat, 2010.

Menon, Nivedita and Aditya Nigam. Power and contestation: India since 1989. London: Zed Books, 2007.

Morgan, Stephen L., David B. Grusky and Gary S. Fields (eds.). Mobility and inequality: frontiers of research in sociology and economics. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006.

Piketty, Thomas. Capital in the twenty-first century (translated by Arthur Goldhammer). Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.

Raheja, Gloria Godwin. The poison in the gift: ritual, presentation and the dominant caste in a north Indian village. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Ram, Nandu. Mobile scheduled castes – rise of a new middle class. Delhi: South Asia Books, 1988.

Ray, Raka and Seemin Qayum. Cultures of servitude: modernity, domesticity, and class in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Rehbein, Boike (ed.). Globalization and inequality in emerging societies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Roy, Ananya. City requiem, Calcutta: gender and the politics of poverty. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

Sabharwal, Gopa. Ethnicity and class: social divisions in an Indian city. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Sharma, K. L. Social inequality in India. New Delhi: Rawat, 1999.

Singh, Yogendra. Social stratification and change in India. New Delhi: Manohar Publications, 1997.

Srinivas, M.N. Caste – its 20th century avatar. Penguin: Delhi, 2001.

Srivastava, Sanjay. Entangled urbanism. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Teltumbde, Anand. The persistence of caste: the Khairlanji murders and India’s hidden apartheid. New Delhi: Navayana, 2010.

Thorat, Sukhadeo and Katherine Newman (eds.). Blocked by caste: economic discrimination in modern India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.




Acker, Joan. Women and social stratification: a case of intellectual sexism. ‘American Journal of Socio-logy’ 78(4): 1973: 936-945.

Bhattacharya, Rajesh and Kalyan Sanyal. Bypassing the squalor: new towns, immaterial labour and exclusion in post-colonial urbanisation. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 46(31): 2011: 41-48.

Chakravarti, Uma. Gender, caste, and labour: ideological and material structure of widowhood. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 30(36): 1995: 2248-2256.

Charsley, Simon. Sanskritization: the career of an anthropological theory. ‘Contributions to Indian Sociology’ 32: 1998: 528-48.

Ciotti, Manuela. In the past we were a bit ‘chamar’: education as a self and community engineering process in northern India. ‘Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute’ 12(4): 2006. 899-916.

Deshpande, Satish. Exclusive inequalities: merit, caste and discrimination in Indian higher education today. ‘EPW’: 17 June 2006: 2438-444.

Dreze, Jean and Reetika Khera. Rural poverty and the public distribution system. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 48(45-46): 2013: 55-60.

Fernandes, Leela and Patrick Heller. Hegemonic aspirations: new middle class politics and India’s democracy in comparative perspective. ‘Critical Asian Studies’ 38(4): 2006: 495-522.

Gupta, Dipankar. Caste and politics: identity over system. ‘Annual Review of Anthropology’ 21: 2005: 409-427.

Heller, Patrick and Peter Evans. Taking Tilly south: durable inequalities, democratic contestation, and citizenship in the southern metropolis. ‘Theory and Society’ 39: 2010: 433-450.

Himanshu. Recent trends in poverty and inequality: some preliminary results. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 42(6): 2007: 497-508.

Jeffrey, Craig, Roger Jeffery and Patricia Jeffery. Degrees without freedom: the impact of formal education on dalit young men in north India. ‘Development and Change’ 35(5): 2004: 963-986.

Jodhka, Surinder S. and Ghanshyam Shah. Comparative contexts of discrimination: caste and untouchability in south Asia. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 45(48): 2010: 99-106.

Kannabiran, Kalpana. Annihilation by caste: lessons from Budaun and beyond. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 49(25): 2014: web exclusives.

Mukherji, Partha Nath. Social mobility and social structure: towards a conceptual-methodological reorientation. ‘Sociological Bulletin’ 61(1): 2012: 26-52.

Naudet, Jules. ‘Paying back to society’: upward social mobility among dalits. ‘Contributions to Indian Sociology’ 42(3): 2008: 413-41.

Neckerman, Kathryn M. and Florencia Torche. Inequality: causes and consequences. ‘Annual Review of Sociology’ 33: 2007: 335-357.

Thapan, Meenakshi. Imagining citizenship: being Muslim, becoming citizens in Ahmedabad. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 45(3): 2010: 45-50.

Thorat, Sukhdeo, et. al. Urban rental housing market: caste and religion matters in access. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 50(26-27): 2015: 47-53.

Vaid, Divya. Caste in contemporary India: flexibility and persistence. ‘Annual Review of Sociology’ 40: 2014: 391-410.

Vithayathil, Trina and Gayatri Singh. Spaces of discrimination: residential segregation in Indian cities. ‘EPW’ 47(37): 2012: 60-66.




Das, Maitrayi Bordia, et. al. Poverty and social exclusion in India. The World Bank, 2011.

Deshpande, Ashwini. Exclusion and inclusive growth. UNDP, 2013. Available online at: http://www.in.undp. org/content/dam/india/docs/human-development/exclusion-and-inclusive-growth.pdf; http://www. indianet.nl/pdf/IndiaExclusionReport 2013-2014.pdf

OECD. In it together: why less inequality benefits all, 2015.

Inclusive media for change. Ideas, information and alternatives on India’s marginalised. http://www.im4change.org/

Inequality matters. Report of the world social situation 2013. New York: UN, 2013.

Jodhka, Surinder S. Caste. Oxford Bibliographies, 2011. Available online at: http://www.oxfordbiblio-graphies.com/view/document/obo-9780199756384/obo-9780199756384-0006.xml?rskey=qrPXcm& result=1&q=jodhka#firstMatch

Melamed, Claire and Emma Samman. Equity, inequality and human development in a post-2015 framework. UNDP, 2013.

Oxford poverty and human development initiative. www.ophi.org.uk/

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. http://web.stanford.edu/group/scspi/

Working for the few: Political capture and economic inequality. OXFAM. 2014. Available online at: https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/working-few




Dalit, Seminar 471, November 1998, a sympo- sium on the voices, visions and political assertions of dalits.

Exclusion, Seminar 508, December 2001, a symposium on caste, race and the dalit question.

Redressing Disadvantages, Seminar 549, May 2005, a symposium on reservations and the private sector.

Dalit Perspectives, Seminar 558, February 2006, on the changing contours of Dalit politics.

Securing the Insecure, Seminar 568, December 2006, a symposium on extending social security to unprotected workers.