The caste of the nation

@article{Gorringe2008TheCO,
  title={The caste of the nation},
  author={H. Gorringe},
  journal={Contributions to Indian Sociology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={123 - 149}
}
  • H. Gorringe
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Contributions to Indian Sociology
Following the devastating tsunami that ravaged parts of the South Indian coast in December 2004, there were reports of continuing caste discrimination against India's Scheduled Caste (Dalit) community. The reported absence of common feeling shattered the image of India as an ‘imagined community’. Taking its cue from Aloysius, Nigam and Chatterjee, this article draws on field notes and archival reports to examine the ongoing and contested processes of nation and national identity formation in… Expand

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