Varna and Jati in Indian Traditional Perspective 1

@article{Sharma1990VarnaAJ,
  title={Varna and Jati in Indian Traditional Perspective 1},
  author={Khagendra Nath Sharma},
  journal={Sociological Bulletin},
  year={1990},
  volume={39},
  pages={15 - 31}
}
  • K. N. Sharma
  • Published 1 March 1990
  • Philosophy
  • Sociological Bulletin
This paper presents an outline of a theoretical framework which is rooted in the central Indian tradition and applies it to analyse some aspects of varna and jati. In contrast to the socio-centric and other perspectives, it can be characterised as cosmo -centric. Though Dumont (since 1957) has been advocating the development of Indian sociology based on Indology for providing information on values and on sociology for providing vision, theories and methodology, his perspective and also those of… 

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