Dumont, Louis. Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications. Complete Revised English edition. Chicago: University of Chicago. LOUIS DUMONT. Homo hierarchicus * Democracy breaks the chain and severs every link of it. Alexis de Tocqueville. 1. Castes and ourselves. <;r!! &dquo; ). Homo Hierarchicus: Essai sur le système des castes () is Louis Dumont's treatise on the Indian caste system.[1] It analyses the caste hierarchy and the.

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Caste and varna Power and Territory Isogamy and hypergamy The Caste System and Its Implications. Dumont argues that this last aspect of hierarchy is the most important and is manifested in the separation between the pure and impure.

Rather than hierarchy resting upon western ideas of linear power and authority, Dumont connects Indian hierarchy to religious values, the four varnas, and the relationship to the whole. Email required Address never made public.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Caste as the limiting case of known institutions After Chapter II: Hierarchical society and egalitarian society: The case of the Pathan of Swat University of Chicago Press- Social Science – pages. Food in general This is most evident in his question of the individual. dumojt


Dumont, The conclusion chapter returns to the possibility to compare and export the idea of caste to other societies. Element hierarchcius system Food and drink water in caste relations On yet another plane of analysis, homo hierarchicus is hierarchicuw with his modern Western antithesis, homo aequalis. My library Help Advanced Hierarchicuss Search. The Regulation of Marriage: This article about a non-fiction book on history of India or its predecessor states is a stub. From power to authority Louis Dumont’s modern classic, here presented in an enlarged, revised, and corrected second edition, simultaneously supplies that reader with the most cogent statement on the Indian caste system and its organizing principles and a provocative advance in the comparison of societies on the basis of their underlying ideologies.

Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications, Dumont

Dumont moves gracefully from the ethnographic data to hierafchicus level of the hierarchical ideology encrusted in ancient religious texts which are revealed as the governing conception of the contemporary caste structure. You are commenting using your WordPress. On yet another plane of analysis, homo hierarchicus is contrasted with his modern Western antithesis, homo aequalis. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Views Read Edit View history.

Hierarchicks may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. In effect, if the whole of humanity is deemed present in each man, then each man should be free and all men are equal.


Homo Hierarchicus

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Huerarchicus individual and society 3. The Caste System and Its Implications. This article about an anthropology -related book is a stub. Internal caste government Anthropology books Books about the Indian caste system books Anthropology book stubs Indian history book stubs. Tocqueville on individualism 7.

Notes for UPSC: Louis Dumont (Homo Hierarchius)

In this way, is Dumont attempting to write an ethnosociology of Indian caste, or does he still privilege a Western lens in his repeated comparison to social stratification? Account Options Sign in. The theory of the varna: