Scholars and Prophets: Sociology of India from France 19th -20th Centuries

By: Roland Lardinois

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This is the first book in the Series. Scholars and Prophets deals with the historical genesis of the long and rich scholarship on India in France since the beginning of 19th century, with particular reference to the work of Louis Dumont It considers the works of scholars and the essayists, poets, or esotericists who published on India and shows that Dumont has been influenced by both groups. This understanding illuminates the main criticism that is still addressed to Homo Hierarchicus, which is that in this book Dumont mistook the internal, Brahminical view point on the caste system for a sociological view. This is the first book in the Series. Scholars and Prophets deals with the historical genesis of the long and rich scholarship on India in France since the beginning of 19th century, with particular reference to the work of Louis Dumont It considers the works of scholars and the essayists, poets, or esotericists who published on India and shows that Dumont has been influenced by both groups. This understanding illuminates the main criticism that is still addressed to Homo Hierarchicus, which is that in this book Dumont mistook the internal, Brahminical view point on the caste system for a sociological view.In the course of explaining the French intellectual tradition the author relates many fascinating interactions and little known anecdotes of famous men and women which capture the intellectually vibrant climate of the time.Printed Pages: 550.

Title: Scholars and Prophets: Sociology of India from France 19th -20th Centuries

Author Name: Roland Lardinois

Categories: India, Sociology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2013

ISBN: 818735870X

ISBN 13: 9788187358701

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 102009

Keywords: Scholars and Prophets: Sociology of India from France 19th -20th Centuries Roland Lardinois