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Caste   By: (1859-1933)

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Caste by William Alexander Fraser is a fascinating exploration of societal structures and their impact on human relationships. In this thought-provoking book, Fraser delves deeply into the subject of caste systems, examining how they shape and define the lives of individuals and communities.

The book starts by providing a historical overview of caste systems, tracing their origins and evolution across different cultures and time periods. Fraser skillfully combines historical research and personal anecdotes to paint a comprehensive picture of how caste systems have functioned throughout history.

One of the most impressive aspects of Caste is Fraser's ability to tackle such a complex and controversial topic with a balanced and nuanced approach. He doesn't shy away from addressing the discriminatory nature of caste systems, highlighting the injustices and inequalities they perpetuate. However, he also delves into the intricate dynamics within caste systems, exploring the ways in which individuals navigate their positions and roles within the structure.

The author's writing style is engaging and accessible, making this scholarly work accessible to a wider audience. He incorporates vivid descriptions and compelling storytelling, bringing the individuals he discusses to life. Fraser seamlessly weaves together personal narratives, interviews, and academic research to present a well-rounded and thought-provoking examination of caste systems.

Furthermore, Caste is not limited to a single geographical or cultural context. Fraser takes a global perspective, discussing caste systems in various parts of the world, from India to Africa and even the United States. This wide-ranging focus adds depth and richness to the book, enabling readers to better understand the universality of caste systems and their effects on different societies.

One of the book's most poignant moments is when Fraser delves into the ways in which individuals resist and challenge the constraints imposed by caste systems. He highlights inspiring stories of resilience, courage, and solidarity, showcasing the potential for change and social progress.

Overall, Caste is a meticulously researched and thought-provoking book that sheds light on the enduring legacy of caste systems and their influence on our lives. It is a powerful call to action, challenging readers to critically examine their own biases and engage in the pursuit of a more just and equitable society. Fraser's eloquent writing and extensive research make this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complex dynamics of societal structures.

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CASTE

BY

W. A. FRASER

AUTHOR OF "RED MEEKINS," "BULLDOG CARNEY," "THE THREE SAPPHIRES," "THE LONE FURROW," "THOROUGHBREDS," ETC.

NEW YORK

GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1922,

BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

CASTE. II

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CASTE

CHAPTER I

The three Mahrattas, Sindhia, Holkar, and Bhonsla, were plotting the overthrow of the British, and the Peshwa was looking out of brooding eyes upon Hodson, the Resident at Poona.

Up on the hill, in the temple of Parvati, the priests repeated prayers to the black goddess calling for the destruction of the hated whites.

Each one of the twenty four priests as he came with a handful of marigolds laid them one by one at the feet of the four armed hideous idol, repeating: " Om, Parvati ! Om, Parvati !" the comprehensive, all embracing " Om " that meant adoration and a clamour for favour. Even to Nandi, the brass bull that carried Shiva, he appealed, " Om Shiva !"

But down on the rock plateau, where gleamed in the hot sun marble palaces, a more malign influence was at work. Dandhu Panth, the adopted son of the Peshwa, had come back from Oxford, and the English believed he had been changed into an Englishman, Nana Sahib.

Outwardly he was a sporting, well dressed gentleman, such as Oxford turns out; but in his heart was lust of power, and hatred of the white race that he felt would make his inheritance, the Peshwaship, but a vassalage... Continue reading book >>




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