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Andre Beteile is Professor Emeritus of Sociology in the university of Delhi. He has held visiting appointments at Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and various other institutions in Europe and America. He was also a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities, Edinburgh. He was a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow from 1968 to 1970, and received the Jawaharlal Nehru National Award of the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1994.
Apart from his newspaper articles, he has piublished extensively in scholarly periodicals in India and abrad. His books include Caste, Class and Power, Studies in Agrarian Social Structure, and Society and Politics in India. The book readings entitled Social Inequality, edited by him and published by Penguin Books in 1969, has been used in the teaching of sociology worldwide. A previous collectionof newspaper articles was published by Penguin Books India in 2000 under the title Chronicles of Our Time.
Professor Beteille is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and an Honoraray Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.