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Revival: Caste (1950): A Comparative Study

Author:
Hocart, Arthur Maurice

ISBN:
978 1 138 56492 3
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
174
List price(s):
42.95 USD
32.99 GBP

Publication date:
31 December 2018

Full description: 

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

Biography: 

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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