This is a list of external resources that have been compiled by Caste Aside/Peacock Moon Productions. We are not the authors/creators of this material, unless stated otherwise. 


  • The Culturalization of Caste in India: Identity and Inequality in a Multicultural Age (Balmurli Natrajan)

  • Classifying the Universe: The Ancient Indian Varna System and the Origins of Caste (Brian K. Smith)

  • Caste and Social Stratification Among Muslims in India (Imtiaz Ahmad)

  • Annihilation of Caste (B. R. Ambedkar)

  • Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age (Susan Bayly)

  • Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India (Nicholas Dirks)

  • Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications (Louis Dumont)

  • Interrogating Caste: Understanding Hierarchy and Difference in Indian Society (Dipankar Gupta)

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