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Author Roberts, Michael, 1938-

Title Caste conflict and elite formation : the rise of a Karāva elite in Sri Lanka, 1500-1931 / Michael Roberts
Published Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981


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Description xxviii, 382 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge South Asian studies ; 24
Cambridge South Asian studies ; 24
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The Karava in the past; 3. Caste among the Sinhalese; 4. Economic opportunities and social relations, 1500s?1790s; 5. The British period: the economic advances of a Kardva elite; 6. Social competition, caste conflict and manifestations of Kardva power; 7. Casteism in South Asian politics during British times: emergent cultural typifications or elite fictions?; 8. Causal factors in the moulding of Kardva entrepreneurship and the emergence of a Karava elite; 9. Concluding remarks
Analysis Sri Lanka Karāva caste groups history
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 341-363
Subject Caste -- Sri Lanka.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Sri Lanka -- History.
Karavas -- History.
Sri Lanka -- Social conditions.
LC no. 80041243
ISBN 0521232104