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Revival: Caste (1950)

A Comparative Study, 1st Edition

By Arthur Maurice Hocart


178 pages

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The aim of this book is to persuade the reader that the Indian caste system is not the isolated phenomenon it is often thought to be. But a species of a very widespread genus. Not being an isolated phenomenon, it cannot be understood in isolation; it will merely be misunderstood. More than once it will be shown in these pages how localised specialism leads why from the truth and comparative study returns to it. Comparison also saves time by cutting the tangled knots which controversy ties round texts.

Table of Contents

1.Forward 2.Preface 3.Abbreviations and Bibliography 4.Translitteration 5.India 6.Persia 7.Fiji 8.Tonga 9.Samoa 10.Rotuma 11. Rome 12.Greece 13.Egypt 14.Origins and Tendencies 15.Index

About the Author

Arthur Maurice Hocart (26 April 1883, Etterbeek – 9 March 1939, Cairo) was an anthropologist best known for his eccentric and often far-seeing works on Polynesia, Melanesia and Sri Lanka.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
RELIGION / Hinduism / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies