Selvam, Solomon Books
About the author: Dr. Solomon Selvam received his PhD in Sociology from The City University of New York. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Sociology at Claflin College, South Carolina.2000 0-7734-7818-3
This study shows that ‘caste’ and ‘class’ factors are in coalition as much as they are in opposition, that they are neither parallel nor compartmentalized but rather a dynamic process. Using the case of Vagaikulam, an average village in India, the study demonstrates that the caste-class dynamics are at work in all the major social aspects of life in the village: economics, business, politics, religion, culture and recreation.