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Hindu Intercaste Marriage in India: Ancient and Modern

Haripada Chakraborti (Author)
Synopsis The author has attempted to draw an outline of the history of Hindu Intercaste Marriage in India, ancient as well as modern. First the author has dicussed marriage and its general principles, various forms, polygamy, polyandry and rules of restriction about gotras and pravaras and also intercaste-marriage in early Vedic period. In the second part the author has tried to trace the history of intercaste marriage and also interracial mixture in ancient India and the gradual evolution of the Hindu society. The last part contains a detailed discussion of intercaste marriage in modern India along with reform movement in social sphere and also with legislation in modern India. The book ends with views of different scholars and writers of modern India on intercaste marriage.
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About the author

Haripada Chakraborti

Dr. H.P. Chakraborti is the retired Adhyapaka and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, Visvabharati University, Santiniketan. Earlier he worked as a senior lecturer of the subject in a number of colleges and for some time became the Principal of the B.C. College, Rishra, West Bengal. He contributed a large number of research papers and articles in various journals. Among his published monographs mention may be made of: Trade and Commerce of Ancient India (200 B.C. to 650 A.D.); A Critical Study of Asceticism in ancient India; India as reflected in the Inscriptions of the Gupta period; Political and Legal Institutions in Vedic Literature; Socio-Economic Life of India in the Vedic Period; Criminal Justice in Ancient India and Hindu Inter-caste Marriages in India (Ancient and Modern).

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Title Hindu Intercaste Marriage in India: Ancient and Modern
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185616574
length viii+175p., References; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.