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The Hindu Jajmani System: A Socio-economic System Interrelating Members of a Hindu Village Community in Services

By: William Henricks Wiser

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1988

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 033270

ISBN: 8121500532

Condition: New


The Hindu Jajmani System was first published in 1936. To this day it remains the most standard and only work which deals with the Jajmani system. It defines the role of the caste in the economic life of a village community. The author describes the functions assigned by Manu to various castes and how these caste groups interact with each other in the production of goods and services needed by the village community and they try at the same time to function within the framework fixed by Manu despite the social, economic and political changes during centuries. The impact of economic development t... View more info