A Brief Sketch of the Sociology of Hinduism


It is not easy to define Hinduism. The present paper is an attempt to present a brief general sketch of the Sociology of Hinduism and does not report about the findings of the two approaches - Linguistic and Contextual – generally followed by scholars. The paper deals in detail regarding the structure of the Hindu society – the caste system, its origins, caste and religion, caste and occupation, hierarchy and mobility within the caste system. The paper also examines the position of Dalits and untouchables in the wider network of caste system and the future of the caste system in India.


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