Transformation of the caste system and the dalit movement

Çalıkoğlu, Melih Rüştü
This thesis analyzes the history of caste system and explains the theories of the birth of caste in Indian civilization. After defining the caste system in historical and cultural manner. examines the birth of and spreading of Dalit movement or low caste mass movement during the 19th and 20th century with the influence of British rule.


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Citation Formats
M. R. Çalıkoğlu, “Transformation of the caste system and the dalit movement,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.