Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions of Change

Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions of Change by Suvira Jaiswal epub pdf fb2

Title: Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions of Change
Author: Suvira Jaiswal
ISBN10: 8173042381
ISBN13: 978-8173042386
Publisher: Manohar Publishers and Distributors (January 1, 1998)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Pages: 290 pages
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Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions of Change by Suvira Jaiswal


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The work provides a critique of the current theories of caste system which locate its essence in endogamy and argues that the present morphology of caste is the result of the changes the institution has undergone over centuries of its existence, but its origins are embedded in the ecology of the Vedic cattle-keepers. Processes of patriarchy and state-formation have played a crucial role in its evolution and its ideology has made significant conceptual adjustments in the course of its long history without however, abandoning its basic principles.