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Homo hierarchicus

Louis Dumont

Homo hierarchicus

the caste system and its implications

by Louis Dumont

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Caste -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 346-369.

      Statementtranslated [from the French] by Mark Sainsbury.
      SeriesThe Nature of human society series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT720 .D813
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 386 p.
      Number of Pages386
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5387944M
      ISBN 100297001396
      LC Control Number72576782
      OCLC/WorldCa152856

      Khare reflect the general shift in Indian sociology and anthropology towards postcolonial discourses and debates. This opposition dialectic is basis for comparison at the level of global ideology within the specific ideology of the caste system. Dumont moves gracefully from the ethnographic data to the level of the hierarchical ideology encrusted in ancient religious texts which are revealed as the governing conception of the contemporary caste structure. It is difficult for Bangladeshi social scientists to see the caste system as a way of exploitation. Rather than hierarchy resting upon western ideas of linear power and authority, Dumont connects Indian hierarchy to religious values, the four varnas, and the relationship to the whole. Aussi ignoble, aussi condemnable.

      Dirks shows how the anthropoligizing of India for colonial interests and colonial legitimacy in turn cemented social categories of difference and positioned caste as opposed to self-rule and the modern nation state. The fieldwork, however, contributed to his interest in inter-regional comparison and he published searching analyses of marriage and kinship terminology. But perhaps the most important factor is that missionaries and foreigner. It was India that helped him problematise the West. We must evangelize the castes of society as castes, humbly working with God as He brings men to Christ and transform both the caste and the society so that the oneness of Christian brotherhood can eventually know its fullness.

      One is either on a higher or on a lower stair of the social ladder, no matter which religion one claims. If we do not face the issue do we not run the risk of becoming irrelevant or a failure as the Church was for Dr. Besides this, they did not have any access to Hindu temples, and suffered from various other disabilities. These Dalit Christians, whose ancestors converted from Hinduism in an attempt to escape the social stigma attached to belonging to out caste and lower castes have found that that they are still discriminated against: both in society at large and within the church especially the Catholic Church. The fieldwork, however, contributed to his interest in inter-regional comparison and he published searching analyses of marriage and kinship terminology.


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Homo hierarchicus book

In India it seems that the Church is going along lines of accommodation and seeing caste distinctions as only a social question. From these two opposite ideas of homo aequalis and homo hierarchicus, two different societies were born: two societies founded on principles completely antithetical to each other.

Rules Concerning Contact and Food This article about an anthropology -related book is a stub. Language as social semiotic: For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Common terms and phrases anthropologists artha Arthashastra homl authority Blunt Bougie Brahmans Buddhism called caste system Chapter commensality comparison concept concerned considered corresponding culture dharma distinction distinguish division of labour dominant caste economic egalitarian endogamy essential example fact function Ghurye hierarchy Hindu Hinduism Hocart Hutton hypergamy idea ideology India individual inferior lluis kinship Kshatriya Lingayat literature M.

He is criticized on various grounds: 1. He returned to the Museeces Arts et. Dalits are still being killed for the following reasons: demanding just wages, wanting civic facilities, desiring to own land, striving for freedom from being bonded laborers, and requesting respect so they may act and live in a dignified manner.

As is well known, equality on paper is one thing and equality in real life is another thing. Aussi ignoble, aussi condemnable.

Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources All stub articles. The strategy Peter Mc Nee suggests is to concentrate missionary efforts on a homogeneous sociological unit of people caste until the entire group caste has joined the Church.

First, Dirks shows how caste was invented, reformulated, and put into action involving the work of both British and Indian actors, Brahmins, administrators, and information gatherers. He explains that Indian society is based on the ideal of inequality, this inequality is not opposite to equality rather it is the grad Dumont has provided Book-view of the caste.

Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are the two Indian States where the caste system still has its stronghold. The theoretically weakest part of the book is where Dumont discuses and dismisses the notion of cross-cultural comparisons of caste organization.

India is one; 2. In larger areas of the world, death, birth and other such seclusion of the affected persons, for instance, the newly delivered mother was actually excluded from the church for forty days at the end of which she would present herself carrying a lighted candle and would be met at the church porch by the priest.

Also, awareness is being raised among the high caste Hindus. VR Naicker, and B. Although, the duration of fieldwork was not much shorter than that in Tamil Nadu, north India did not attract him as the south had.Homo Hierarchicus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

likes. Homo hierarchicus is the book written by louis dumont and the book is all about "The Caste System and its implications".it tells about the indian. homo hierarchichus by louis hildebrandsguld.com The idea of “Homo hierarchicus” is the idea on which the social system of the Indian Subcontinent was set up and has been going on for ages.

From these two opposite ideas of homo aequalis and homo hierarchicus, two different societies were born: two societies founded. Nov 29,  · Homo Hierarchicus: Essai sur le système des castes () is Louis Dumont's treatise on the Indian caste system.

It analyses the caste hierarchy and the ascendancy tendency of the lower castes to follow the habits of the higher castes. Get this from a library! Homo hierarchicus: the caste system and its implications. [Louis Dumont] -- Louis Dumont's modern classic, here presented in an enlarged, revised, and corrected second edition, simultaneously supplies the reader with the most cogent statement on the Indian castle system and.

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Mar 19,  · Ram Ashish Chaudhary Pages. Home; Monday, March 19, Book Summary Homo Hierarchicus. Lois Dumont. Lois Dumont In his book “Homo Hierarchicus” presents the Indian caste system and its organizing principles and a provocative advance in comparison of societies on the basis of their underlying ideologies.

Dumont moves gracefully from the.