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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The fundamental opposition A new Postface, which sketches the theoretical and comparative aspects of the concept of hierarchy, and three significant Appendixes previously omitted from the English translation complete this innovative and influential work.

History of Ideas Religious authority, Dumont argues, rests within the hands of the Brahmans and temporal authority in the hands of kings, judges, and law of dharma.

Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications, Dumont

Tocqueville on individualism 7. This is the foundation of the two great ideals of the modern age. The individual and society 3. Castes outside of India? This article about an anthropology -related book is a stub.


For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: The theory of the varna: University of Chicago Press- Social Science – pages. Dumont engages with the historiography homi India and sociological theories of J. You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores.

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Selected pages Title Page. This is most evident in his question of the individual.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Expanding on the concept of hierarchy, Dumont distinguishes between Western ideas of hierarchy as progressive subordination and Indian theories of hierarchy.

This page was last edited on 22 Augustat In this way, is Dumont attempting to write an ethnosociology of Indian caste, or does he still privilege a Gierarchicus lens in his repeated comparison to social stratification? Supreme authority in caste affairs Dumont argues that this last aspect of hierarchy is the most important and is manifested in the separation between the pure and impure.

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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.

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