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As India has embraced its economic successes, it still grapples with social change. (istockphoto.com)

Three Books That Convey The Complexity Of Caste

by Miranda Kennedy
Oct 3, 2011

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There's been a glut of India books in recent years, most of them excitable narratives with titles like Billions of Entrepreneurs that look at how the country's fast-changing economy is revolutionizing global business and the Indian lifestyle.

Fewer and further between are those that acknowledge that the country's progress toward social change has been stuttering and uneven. And it's even more unusual to find authors willing to admit that the ancient Hindu caste hierarchy still defines much about modern country. But these three don't shy away.

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