This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: 1. Introduction; 2. The Karava in the past; 3. Caste among the Sinhalese; 4. Economic opportunities and social relations, 1500s-1790s; 5. The British period: the economic advances of a Kardva elite; 6. Social competition, caste conflict and manifestations of Kardva power; 7. Casteism in South Asian politics during British times: emergent cultural typifications or elite fictions?; 8. Causal factors in the moulding of Kardva entrepreneurship and the emergence of a Karava elite; 9. Concluding remarks. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Caste Conflict and Elite Formation is a study in the social history of Sri Lanka. However, it does not merely document the remarkable successes in business enterprise and in the acquisition of Western-educated professional skills which were achieved by families from the Karava caste during the last two centuries; their advances, and the social and political struggles which accompanied this process, are employed as a window through which a survey of social change in Sri Lanka during the last four hundred years is conducted. The interest of the book extends beyond the many fascinating social incidents, historical trends and channels of elite formation that are described within its pages to a series of controlled comparisons which reveal the factors responsible for the formation of the Karava elite. Thus the book extends the methodological frontiers of the social history of the region. It emphasizes the significance of the patterns of caste discrimination and caste interaction in Sri Lankan politics, and reveals how these patterns were central to the incentives and opportunities which powered the advances of the Karava families.
Book Description: Caste Conflict and Elite Formation is a study in the social history of Sri Lanka.
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1982. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. First. The Rise of a Karava Elite in Sri Lanka 1500-1931. Previous owner's name and comment 'Reviewed in Mankind '83' on minor title page. Rest of interior very clean and unmarked. Outer boards have couple of small white drops to the front board (paint? liquid paper?) and minor fading to spine Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Sociology & Culture; Sri Lanka; History. ISBN: 0521232104. ISBN/EAN: 9780521232104. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 000543. Codice libro della libreria 000543
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1982. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st edition. blue hardback, 1st ed. (1982), 382 pages in Very Good (faded spine) Dust Jacket. Binding edges faded, text clean / unmarked. Codice libro della libreria 234732