Castes and Caste Relationships

R.J Fisher

Abstract


In   order to understand the agrarian system in any Indian local community it is   necessary to understand the workings of the caste system, since caste   patterns much social and economic behaviour. The major responses to the   uncertain environment of western Rajasthan involve utilising a wide variety   of resources, either by spreading risks within the agro-pastoral economy, by   moving into other physical regions (through nomadism) or by tapping in to the   national economy, through civil service, military service or other   employment.

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