Sexual Violence and Caste System: Attacks on Dalit Women

The caste system in India is the basis for the hierarchical division of society and the elements of it facilitate inequality. Attempts have been made to define the institution but due to its variance in society, a concrete definition is yet to be reached. M.N. Srinivas describes the caste system as “a hereditary, usually localised … Read more

Generalization, Stereotypes and Common Sense: Explained

What is Generalization? Max Weber stated that “Verstehen” (German word for “understanding”) was instrumental in understanding Interpretive Sociology. Sociologists don’t observe a phenomenon but they tend to question it and find out the reason behind its occurrence. In order to understand society at the macro level, one needs to understand the self and interpret human … Read more