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Caste System in India: A Historical Perspective

Ekta Singh (Author)
Synopsis The present work consists of well-written, well-analysed and well-researched material of eight chapters in comprehensive way. Ekta Singh commences the work with very introduction, moving forward with caste system: the early stages , caste as status in the family and clan, evaluation of castes, from Rig Veda onward, castes in India, their mechanism, genesis and development, view of W.C. Bannerji, rules for untouchables, social reform party, communal award defenders of caste system, ethics of Hindus, Vedas and Smritis, necessity of religion, beliefs and morals, the social reforms, the theory of Karma, various kinds of rituals, advent of the British rule, Harijan Sevak Sangh, upliftment of Harijans, role of Saints and Sadhus, religion and God, caste system in modern India, conversions, Hinduism and culture, Christians in Travancore Durbar, the system of Satyagraha and the gospel of spinning and khadi. It could be called a well-researched work as the material for this great work collected from the great institutions like National Archives of India, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Supru House Library, Delhi University Library, Indian Council of Research Library, Sahitya Akademi Library and Jawaharlal Nehru University Library.
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About the author

Ekta Singh

Ekta Singh has completed her Ph.D. in History in the year 2003. At present she is doing research on "Medieval Indian History" and "Modern Indian History". Her articles has been published from various organisations. At present she is in New York.

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Title Caste System in India: A Historical Perspective
Author Ekta Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178353016
length 297p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.