About the Book
The main focus of this book is to examine the nature and motivation of caste hierarchy and factionalism among the different religious communities in India like Hindu, Muslim and Christian. This study also explores the connections between economic and political power, through analysis of local political systems and discussion of the extent to which class and party’s interest link people of different castes and subcaste groups. Many newly emerging social questions have also been discussed, i.e., the degree to which these changes have affected patterns of rank, the extent to which the caste system is still a factor of social organisation, and to what extent, to which the new situation, has stimulated larger caste groupings in the form of regional and national caste associations.
About the Author
Bhupen Chaudhary, born in Munger and educated from Bhagalpur University, is a young and dynamic research scholar, an erudite editor of sociology. He is now carrying research on “Social Movement and Agrarian Transformation in Bihar (1947–1990).” He has contributed a number of important research papers on sociology in journals of national repute. Presently, he is teaching in J.R.S. College, Jamalpur.