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.

Caste and Class in India in the Late 20th Century
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.