Classifying the Universe

Classifying the Universe : The Ancient Indian Varna System and the Origins of Caste

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This is a comprehensive examination of the 'varna' system - a classificatory scheme laid out in the classical Hindu Vedic literature and thought to underlie the concept of caste, which continues to exert a powerful and pervasive influence over Indian life.show more

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  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 748.44g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • tables
  • 0195060547
  • 9780195060546