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Purity-Pollution, Discrimination and Caste System in India

by Chitrasen Pasayat

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Published by Mohit Publications, 4675/21, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002, INDIA in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology-Caste System-Social Hierarchy-Social Discrimination

  • About the Edition

    The earlier version of this work was the part of Dissertation submitted in 1986 by the Author to the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in partial fulfilment of the requirements for award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy. The present endeavour contributes in carrying forward the unending debate on various issues of caste system in India and particularly in Orissa such as Purity-Pollution, Social Hierarchy, Separation and Discrimination, Division of Labour and Deprivation, Untouchability and the like.
    Various Sections of this book are arranged in the following manner: Preface; Chapter-1: Introduction; Chapter-2: Nature of Purity and Pollution; Chapter-3: Sources of Purity and Pollution; Chapter-4: Purity-Pollution and Stigma of Untouchability; Chapter-5: Conclusion - Purity-Pollution and Status Determination; Bibliography; Index

    Edition Notes

    Purity-Pollution is an universal phenomenon found in all the known societies in the world. Purity of mind, body and soul is believed to be essentially required to approach the divine objects. Pollution occuring due to birth, death, menstruation, puberty etc. is commonly observed by the people including tribals, Muslims and Christians in India. But, purity-pollution as a principle of caste system is unique in Indian social reality. Untouchability is the outcome of this principle where persons belonging to the so called untouchable castes or scheduled castes are hateful to the persons belonging to the higher castes. This book is an attempt to understand different issues and problems relating to the caste system in India, such as purity-pollution, nature and sources of purity-pollution, hierarchical gradation of various castes and sub-castes, separation of castes/jatis and discrimination of one caste from another, division of labour or jajmani system and to deprive some persons of their rights as human beings, practice of untouchability and the like.

    StatementChitrasen Pasayat
    The Physical Object
    Pagination137
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23137822M
    ISBN 108174452958
    OCLC/WorldCa229176395

    “Almost everyone who knows anything at all about India has heard of the caste system; almost. every outsider and. many people in India condem. n it or criticize it as a whole ” [4]. Castes are proud of their identity, regardless of where textual traditions. place. them on the „purity-pollution‟ hierarchy [5]. The caste system in India section is not even remotely a NPOV summary of the Caste system in India article; for it to be so, it will need to be much longer, if not longer than all the other caste systems combined. Besides many subsections, such as Korea, have their own parent articles, yet the "Caste system in Korea" subsection is longer than.

    Untouchability and caste discrimination in India are two social evils that have been going on for centuries. The religious sanction and the sustained practice of discrimination and marginalisation of a particular section of the population thought to be ranked at the end of the purity-pollution hierarchy in terms of hereditary occupations is one of those aspects of the society that must be.   Misconceptions about caste. These articulations, and a set of popular misconceptions about caste, coupled with serious theoretical explanations provide the reader a nuanced set of ideas about caste. As formulated by the author, caste is rooted in the system of agricultural production that creates the system of inequalities.

      Abhinav Sinha. In almost all the cases, the entire gamut of writings, research papers and various other kinds of essays on the caste-system, begin with some sentences or phrases that have been so overused as to be rendered into cliché, and since even after getting thoroughly worn out these clichés present the reality to a certain extent, as such I would also use a few similar sentences to. To get an understanding of the various perspectives of caste in India, the multiple essay format of the book is helpful. The book covers all aspects of Indian society, w.r.t religion, economy, reservation. The contemporary image of the cast structure in India needs to be understood to better plan reforms and predict growth patterns of the economy.4/5.


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Purity-Pollution, Discrimination and Caste System in India by Chitrasen Pasayat Download PDF EPUB FB2

To identify two characteristic features of caste are ‘purity and pollution’ (unclean) and ‘endogamy’ (marriage within caste). Hindu society as articulated in the Vedas is classified into four Varnas or caste: Brahmin (priest and teacher), Kshatriyas (ruler and warrior), Vaishya (trader) and Shutra (servant).

There are further sub-divided hierarchically into many smaller Caste or Jatis. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Purity-Pollution, Discrimination and Caste System in India by Chitrasen Pasayat; 1.

The answer depends on whether you think caste is jati or varna. The caste system (not the Varna system) is based on misunderstanding of the Hindu Varna system.

The Hindu Varna system is very good in theory since it asks for every job in society to. Caste Is Stunting All of India’s Children The damage being done to India’s children was caused by the grip of the caste system and the impact that it has on our most everyday human. The caste system is a system of hereditary social stratification prevalent in South Asia, primarily in Hindu society, in which members of society are divided into castes or jatis.

Amebdkar () calls it a system of ‘graded inequality’ with castes considered high or low based on relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social. One of the most important books in recent times is the book, ‘Western Foundations of the Caste System.’ The book consists of eight strong chapters on the ‘caste system’ of India based strongly on the pioneering work and research of S.N.

Balagangadhara, professor at the Ghent University in Belgium, and director of the India Platform and the Research Centre for ‘Comparative Science of. Introduction. Caste is popularly understood as a uniquely Indian and Hindu system of social organization. In the sociological writings, it is often viewed as a “closed system” of social stratification in which social groups, often divided on the basis of their occupations, strictly follow a code of behavior prescribed by tradition regarding marriage and kinship alliances.

scholar, S.V. Ketkar, in his book on the History of Caste in India, publidled inhad emphasized on the notion of purity and pollution being the chief principle on which the system was Size: KB. While discussing the application of “caste” by the Portuguese in India, a scholar like Pitt-Rivers simply presupposed that “caste” as a descent group was an appropriate description of the caste system of India “which also happened to entertain notions of purity and pollution, albeit very different ones from the.

Why is caste such a dominant feature of Indian social life. According to Andre Beteille, in his article published in The Hindu (“ >India'a destiny not caste in stone,” February 21) it is b.

These traditional ritualistic performances organized and governed by the untouchable caste very naturally cut across the Brahmin-oriented purity-pollution centred social structure.

On the basis of the concept of purity and pollution the Dalits are the lowest rung in the caste hierarchy. Caste Discrimination Do Muslims in Kerala follow the caste system.

Murder of Dalit Christian groom ignites debate Kevin P Joseph, a convert. Purity and pollution stand in the way of using loos In Where India Goes – Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste, the authors Diane Coffey and Dean Spears presents the puzzle of open defecation in India, because it is.

Ideas of purity and pollution which the caste system endorses is acting as hindrance in adoption of toilet use. The book shows through its extensive surveys and analysis how open defecation is effecting the health and economic prospects of India's This book is an eye opener on how pervasive open defecation in India and how it is acting as drag /5.

The book, which was written in Aligarh and was first published insays among other things: “A Hindu will naturally be attracted by a religion which receives everybody with discrimination” (Arnold,); and: “It is this absence of class prejudice which constitutes the real force of Islam in India and which allows it to win.

Caste system and open defecation are stunting the growth of Indian children When we dug into the causes for our new book, Where India Goes, in ideas of purity and pollution that govern many aspects of daily life in rural India and that are used to justify caste-based discrimination.

Away from the confines of the tea plantations many of these Dalits chose to hide or change their surnames in the face of overt caste discrimination in Tamil Nadu.

Caste in India is often indelible in one's surname, and this made it difficult for these tea plantation Tamil Dalits to get a house or a job and much else when people knew their : Drawing on new data, a study points out that widespread open defecation in rural India is on account of beliefs, values, and norms about purity, pollution, caste, and untouchability that cause.

The article needs more summary from recent scholarly reviews on caste system in ancient India, and on caste system in medieval India. I read an article by Gupta fromFrom Varna to Jati, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and I read part of a book with an extensive explanation on the purity-pollution etc.

We should also remember that. The concepts of purity and pollution are cen-tral to the notion of caste in India. People whose traditional occupations put them in contact with leather, dead animals, toilets and sewers, and sweeping (leftover substances) are usually con-sidered outcastes or UNTOUCHABLES (Dalit).

world than in India, the puzzle would be even more stark today. One candidate explanation for the exceptional prevalence and persistence of open defe-cation in rural India is the culture of purity and pollution that reinforces and has its origins in the caste system (Coffey et al., ).

Such an explanation is inherently difficult to quan.India Book Mart Saturday, November 9, Indian Caste System (Culture And Civilization Series) Pruthi, R K: Dynamics Of Family And Kinship. Purity-Pollution, Discrimination And Caste System In India.

Pasayat, Chitrasen: Ambedkar's Perspective On State Caste And Social Justice. While discussing the application of “caste” by the Portuguese in India, a scholar like Pitt-Rivers simply presupposed that “caste” as a descent group was an appropriate description of the caste system of India “which also happened to entertain notions of purity and pollution, albeit very different ones from the Portuguese”.