Hindu Society at Cross Roads

Hindu Society at Cross Roads

Hindu Society at Cross Roads

Hindu Society at Cross Roads

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The Hindu society is no longer at cross roads. Since the publication of this book in 1955 the Hindu people have made their choice and have elected to march along the road of progress. When the book was written legislative measures for changing the social structure of Hinduism were under the consideration of Parliament. Bills meant to provide Hindu society with uniform laws in such important matters as marriage and succession were under consideration. The Great Debate was on, but the decision, though never in doubt, had not been finally taken. Today these changes which, it may well be said revolutionise Hindu society, have been placed on the statute book without creating any social or political upheaval.

The Hindu people constitute one of the oldest integrated societies of the world. For over two thousand five hundred years the Hindus have been a people. They had, broadly speaking, an organised social system the main characteristics of which were the . . .

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