Sketching an ethnographic portrait of the village ion its own terms, and as an integral part of larger political and historical institutions, The Remembered Village is an exhaustive and detailed description of village life and the complexities of inter- and intra-caste relations. The author'sfieldwork was based in the village of Rampura, a multi-caste village in South India. First published in 1976, this book is the first detailed ethnographic village study that narrates in minute detail the day-to-day social relations between members of diverse castes living in a small community, andhas been acknowledge as a classic ever since. Srinivas' representation of Rampura's unforgettable inhabitants and their relationships has informed and delighted numerous students, scholars, and interested readers for many years. The Second Edition comes with a new Introduction by Andre Beteille.