, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 55–60 | Cite as

Some regional characteristics of Muslim caste systems in India

  • Ahmad S. Shamim 
  • Chakravarti A. K. 


There already exists a mass of literature on the Hindu Caste Systems and some work has also been done on the Muslim castes in India. A closer analysis indicates, however, an interesting regional variation in the social stratification among Muslims lending a complex castes system in different parts of India. The objective of this paper is to analyze the regional variation in the Caste System among Muslims and to examine the changing acculturation processes between the Hindu and Muslims Caste Systems in different parts of India.


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© Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad S. Shamim 
    • 1
  • Chakravarti A. K. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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