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There are several books available in both the reference and circulating collections that will provide background on the caste system.
Databases for background/overview information
Helpful sources for overview articles:
Under 'Subjects' choose 'History' for Encyclopedia of India and Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library.
Databases for points of view/perspectives and newspaper/magazine articles
Articles under 'Caste System' and related terms.
Search using the 'Keyword/Natural Language' option.
Not finding the appropriate information? Please check with Mrs. Keith for additional suggestions.