Sudras in Ancient India: A Social History of the Lower Order Down to Circa A.D. 600

By: Ram Saran Sharma

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The present work has been undertaken not only to provide an adequate treatment of the position of the sudras in ancient times, but also to evaluate their modern characterizations, either based on insufficient data, or inspired by reformist or anti-reformist motives. Here an attempt has been made to present a connected and syste matic account of the various developments in the position of the sudras down to circa A.D. 600. Since the sudras were regarded as the labouring class, in this study particular attention has been paid to the investigation of their material conditions has been paid to their economic and social relations with the members of the higher varnas. This has naturally involved the study of the position of slaves, with whom the sudras were considered indentical. The untouchables are also theoretically placed in the category of sudras, and hence their origin and position has also been discussed in some detail.Printed Pages: 403.

Title: Sudras in Ancient India: A Social History of the Lower Order Down to Circa A.D. 600

Author Name: Ram Saran Sharma

Categories: India, History, Culture,

Edition: Second Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

ISBN: 8120808738

ISBN 13: 9788120808737

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 102534

Keywords: Sudras in Ancient India: A Social History of the Lower Order Down to Circa A.D. 600 Ram Saran Sharma