Swadeshi Movement

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Ishita Banerjee-Dubey
  Rajarshi Chunder: How did the colonial administrators and ethnographers define the idea of caste? To what extent did it differ from the indigenous understanding of caste?   Ishita Banerjee Dubey: More than defining caste, over which colonial administrators did not agree, what they did was to mark…
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Rajarshi Chunder
Rabindranath Tagore’s ideas about caste have received the least attention from historians. Even though Tagore’s oeuvre has been lauded mainly for its literary value, it may be said that in his writings he was definitely vocal about social and political issues, caste being one of them. Tagore…
in Overview
Rajarshi Chunder
This module explores how the institution of caste has been used to understand Indian society since the mid-19th century. The overview article is on Rabindranath Tagore's ideas and opinions about caste; allied articles focus on perceptions of caste by the literati of 19th-century Bengal and on the …
in Module