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Caste and ritual in a Malwa village

Mathur, Kripa Shanker


Caste is of fundamental importance to Hindus and to students of Hindu society and culture. Caste constitutes the basic element of Hindu social structure. It channelises, to a large extent, the activities, relations and incentives of the people. India is widely known as the classic land of castes, and the word "caste" is universally associated with India and her people. Even non-Hindus, it is said, have not scapted infection, and a number of scholars have drawn our attention to the fact that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-01-21
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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