varna and jati

Richard Barz Richard.Barz at ANU.EDU.AU
Fri May 21 04:28:11 UTC 1999

A student who is writing a thesis in political science in international
relations would like to translate the terms jati and varna into English.
She would like to know the currently accepted academic translations for
these terms.

She would also like to know if there is any academic precedent for
referring to scheduled tribes as 'dalit'.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Richard Barz
richard.barz at

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