Class Notes

Subjects: China and India

Things to Know:

  • Qing
  • kin group
  • joint family
  • Zhou Dynasty
  • ancestor worship
  • subordination of females to males
  • family
  • caste
  • village
  • endogamy
  •  varnas
  •  jatis
  •  harijans (Untouchable)
  •  brahmins (priests)
  •  kshatriya (nobles)
  •  vaishyas (commoners)
  •  shudras (workers or serfs)
  •  vegetarians
  •  Sanskritization
  •  Nadars

Images:

Main Sources for China

  • Jonathan Spence, Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci (1994).
  • Jonathan Spence, Search for Modern China (1990).
  • Lloyd E. Eastman, Family, Fields and Ancestors (1988).
  • Maurice Freedman, The Study of Chinese Society (1979).

Main Sources for India

  • M. N. Srinivas, Social Changes in Modern India (1966), esp. chapter 1.
  • Sumit Sarkar, Modern India, 1885-1947 (1983), 54-58.
  • David I. Kertzer, Ritual, Politics and Power (1988), 112-114.

Other sources:

  • Louis Dumont, Homo hierarchicus: The Caste System and its Implications (1980).
  • M. N. Srinivas, Caste in Modern India and Other Essays (1962).
  • Rajni Kothari, Caste in Indian Politics (1970).
  • G. S. Ghurye, Caste and Race in India (1969).

Last Updated: 8/12/16