Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions of Change

By: Suvira Jaiswal

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This comprehensive study is divided into five chapters. The introduction looks at the definition of caste, the evidence in Vedic texts, and the class role of caste and the elite. This is followed by a detailed chapter on the historiography of caste and gender issues. Other chapters examine stratification in Rigvedic society and early Buddhism. The concluding chapter provides an overview of the changing paradigms of brahmanical integration. Contents: 1. On Defining the Institution of Caste 2. Evidence of Vedic Texts on Patriarchy and Social Hierarchy 3. Caste Character of Later Vedic Varna 4. Proliferation of Jatis, The Emergence of Segmented Identities in the Varna Structure 5. The Class Role of Caste and the Elite II. CASTE AND Gender : Historiography : 1. Some Sociological Theories on the Origin of Caste 2. Histroical Writings of the Post-Independence Period 3. The Brahmana, Ksatriya and Brahma-Ksatra Categories 4. The Vaisya and the Sudra 5. Roots of Untouchability. Printed Pages: 278

Title: Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions of Change

Author Name: Suvira Jaiswal

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173043345

ISBN 13: 9788173043345

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200864

Keywords: Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions of ChangeSuvira Jaiswal