Varna and Jati

  title={Varna and Jati},
  author={Andr{\'e} B{\'e}teille},
  journal={Sociological Bulletin},
  pages={15 - 27}
  • A. Béteille
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Bulletin
L'A. porte son attention sur le systeme des castes en Inde. Il envisage celui-ci comme un systeme de representations. Il examine la signification des notions de «jati» et de «varna». Il s'interroge sur les mecanismes de legitimation des castes dans ce pays. Il souligne que l'appartenance a une caste constitue autant une question de naissance que de conscience d'appartenance. Il analyse les causes de l'attachement aux castes 
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