Author: Nirmal Kumar BosePublisher: Orient LongmanYear: 1994Language: EnglishPages: 196ISBN/UPC (if available): 0861257170
In this book, the author attempts to identify the organizing principles of Hindu Society, the factors which have ensured its continuity over the centuries, and the forces responsible for its subsequent weakening.Beteille's Introduction which analyses the qualities of Bose's mind and work especially as illustrated in this book, and his preface to this revised edition enrich this valuable study.
PrefacePreface to This EditionIntroduction : Andre BeteilleA Note on the TranslationPrologue1. Some Forest Dwelling Communities2. An Account of the Mundas3. The Spread of Brahminical Influence in Chotanagpur4. The Kolus or Telis5. The Establishment of Aryan Society in India6. The Nature of Aryan Culture in India7. The Nature of India8. The Ancient History of Caste9. History of the Middle Ages10. Trends of Change During British Rule11. The Present Position of the Caste System12. Social Movements among Various Castes13. The Hindu Method of Tribal AbsorptionConclusionIndex