Classifying the Universe: The Ancient Indian Varna System and the Origins of Caste

Synopsis

This is a comprehensive examination of the `varna' system - a classificatory scheme laid out in the classical Hindu Vedic literature and thought to underlie the concept of caste, which continues to exert a powerful and pervasive influence over Indian life.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1994

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