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Experience, Caste & the Everyday Social

Nominated | Book Awards 2020 | English Non-fiction

Experience, Caste & the Everyday Social

Author: Gopal Guru & Sundar Sarukkai
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Award Category: English Non-fiction
About the Book: 

Experience, caste, and the everyday social offers a sustained argument that the social is experienced in various ways, through the senses as well as through conceptualizations such as self, time, and friendship. By looking at the experiences of everyday life In societies like India, It attempts to understand how different socialities are formed and sustained. It offers new insights on themes such as the ontology of the social, the way the social is experienced, the nature of social that operates in the world as invisible authority, along with the creation of notions such as social self and social time. Endorsing the concept of ‘Maitri’, signifying ethical relationship among multiple social entities, the book offers a distinct theory of the social supported by ample empirical observations.

About the Author: 

Gopal Guru is former professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and chief editor, Economic and Political Weekly. Sundar Sarukkai is a philosopher based in Bengaluru, India.

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