About the Book :
In four essays that position caste as the central faultline of modern India, Dilip Menon argues why the use of violence in the maintenance of caste hierarchy remains the central occluded fact of Indian society: so present, yet so invisible.
About the Author :
Dilip M. Menon is Reader in Modern Indian History at the University of Delhi. He is the author of Caste, Nationalism and Communism in South India, Malabar 1900-1948. He has translated Potheri Kunhambus novel of 1893, Saraswativijayam, a classic, from the Malayalam into English.