Table of contents for Caste-based discrimination in international human rights law / by David Keane.

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Dr Ambedkar and the Dalits	1
The Caste System	6
Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law	12
The First Form of Racial Discrimination	16
Overview	21
CHAPTER 1 The Origin of Caste	
Introduction	33
The Religious History of Caste	35
The Vedas	35
The Dharma-codes	39
Varna (Colour) and Race	48
Theories and Interpretations of Caste	58
Early Writings on Caste	58
Outside the Indian Context: American Caste and Class	63
Purity and Pollution	69
Karma	75
The Political History of Caste Reform	77
Indian Social Reformers	77
The Indian National Congress, Gandhi and the Evangelical Approach to the Uplift of the Untouchables	83
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the Secular Approach to the Uplift of the Untouchables	93
The Independence Period and the End of the Untouchables as a Political Force	102
Conclusion	111
CHAPTER 2	The Origin of Race	
Introduction	115
Monogenism: Race as Lineage	123
Influence of the Book of Genesis	123
Bartolomé de las Casas	126
Natural History	139
Polygenism: Race as Type	145
The Early Polygenists	145
¿Race is Everything¿	151
Race and Evolution	157
Charles Darwin	157
¿Social Darwinism¿ and Eugenics	162
Race in the Twentieth Century	167
Nazi Racial Theories	167
Man¿s Most Dangerous Myth	171
Splitters and Lumpers	174
Conclusion	185

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Race discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- India.