BÉTEILLE, André. Indian, b. 1934. Genres: Sociology. Career: University of Delhi, Dept of Sociology, professor, 1972-. Publications: Caste, Class and Power: Changing Patterns of Stratification in a Tanjore Village, 1965; Castes: Old and New, 1969; Harmonic and Disharmonic Social Systems, 1971; Studies in Agrarian Social Structure, 1974; Six Essays in Comparative Sociology, 1974, rev. ed. as Essays in Comparative Sociology, 1987; (trans.) The Structure of Hindu Society, by Nirmal K. Bose, 1976; Inequality among Men, 1977; Ideologies and Intellectuals, 1980; The Backward Classes and the New Social Order, 1981; The Idea of Natural Inequality and Other Essays, 1983, rev ed, 1987; Society and Politics in India: Essays in a Comparative Perspective, 1991; The Backward Classes in Contemporary India, 1992; How Philosophy Makes the Stoic Sage Tranquil, 1997; Chronicles of Our Times, 2000; Antinomes of Society, 2000. EDITOR: Social Inequality: Selected Readings, 1969; (with T.N. Madan) Encounter and Experience: Personal Accounts of Fieldwork, 1975; Equality and Inequality: Theory and Practice, 1983. Address: Dept. of Sociology, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India.