[INDOLOGY] "Caste passing"

Tyler Williams tylerwwilliams at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 21:25:34 UTC 2018

Dear Dr. Francis,

Joel Lee <https://anso.williams.edu/profile/jl20/> at Williams College in
the US has written on the phenomenon of caste 'passing' in contemporary
South Asia and is also interested in historical and literary precedents. I
am sure that it would be fine if Dr. Headley contacted him directly, but I
would also be happy to introduce them if she prefers.

Tyler Williams
University of Chicago

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 10:56 AM, Manu Francis via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I forward below a query on behalf my Colleague Zoé Headley.
> (on her current project "Studies in Tamil Studio Archives and Society
> (S.T.A.R.S.)"
> see e.g:
> http://www.ifpindia.org/content/studies-tamil-studio-
> archives-and-society-stars
> and
> http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/video/2018/01/19/une-
> autre-histoire-de-l-inde-ecrite-par-ses-photos_5244050_1650684.html)
> Any help will be much appreciated.
> Her query is:
> "I am searching for references in Indian literature and classical texts of
> instances of "caste impersonation", i.e. when an individual or a group
> "passes" as a caste which is not their original birth group. My search
> includes such instances in contemporary literature"
> With very best wishes.
> --
> Emmanuel Francis
> Chargé de recherche CNRS, Centre d'étude de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud
> (UMR 8564, EHESS-CNRS, Paris)
> http://ceias.ehess.fr/
> http://ceias.ehess.fr/index.php?1725
> http://rcsi.hypotheses.org/
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> Universität Hamburg)
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