Changes in Livelihood and Caste Relations in Udipur

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  • Madhusudan Subedi Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhuvan University and Patan Academy of Health Sciences

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https://doi.org/10.3126/hjsa.v6i0.10690

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livelihood diversification, power relations, Jajmani system, social transformation

Abstract

There have been changes in the economic and social relations in Nepal. The market has been providing opportunities for choosing livelihood options. Livelihood diversification, particularly non-farm, appears to be growing in extent and importance in recent years. Although local wage labor has increased in farm sector, agriculture is not a path out of poverty. The relationship between caste and hereditary occupations has been less significant and there has occurred a significant shift in the bases of power. There is an increase in class consciousness and a decrease in caste consciousness; wealth is replacing birth as the basis of social power and prestige.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/hjsa.v6i0.10690  

Himalayan Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol.6 2014: 86-102

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Author Biography

Madhusudan Subedi, Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhuvan University and Patan Academy of Health Sciences

He is the author of Medical Anthropology in Nepal (2001), and The State of Sociology and Anthropology: Teaching and Research in Nepal (2014). He has also published more than 25 articles in various academic journals. His research interests include social medicine, caste relations, social change, education and governance.

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Published

2014-07-01

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Subedi, M. (2014). Changes in Livelihood and Caste Relations in Udipur. Himalayan Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 6, 86–102. https://doi.org/10.3126/hjsa.v6i0.10690

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