Śūdras in Ancient India: A Social History of the Lower Order Down to Circa A.D. 600, Part 600
The Book Tries To Show How The Labouring Class In Ancient Times Came To Be Known As Sudras And Explores Their Social And Economic Relations With Members Of The Higher Varnas. It Also Tackles Several Other Problems Was Ancient Indian Society A Slave Society? How Did The Sudra Ritual Status Correspond To Their Economic Status? Why Were Social Revolts Comparatively Absent In Ancient India. Without Dustjacket.
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Later Vedic literature and Painted Grey Ware
Sudras as serfs and slaves
Sudra soldiers in the asvamedha sacrifice
Marital relations between the higher varnas
The sudra and Vedic sacrifice
Contradiction in the position of the sudras
State Control and the Servile Order
Slaves and agricultural labourers in state
aboriginal according Ancient India Apastamba artisans arya Aryan Atharva Veda Baudhayana brahmana brahmanical society Brhaspati Buddhist candalas century a.d. ceremony comm crafts dasas Dasyus Dharmasutras Digha earlier evidence four varnas Gaut Gautama Grhyasutra guilds Gupta period hired labourers Ibid Jain Jataka kammakaras Kautilya king ksatriya land grants large number later Vedic law-books lawgivers lower orders Mahabharata Manu Manu's marriage Mauryan period mentioned mixed castes Narada nisada Pahlavas Pali panas Parvan passage peasants penance perform position post-Vedic pre-Mauryan prescribed priests probably provides punishments Puranas rathakara references regarded religious Rg Veda Rg Vedic rites rituals rule rulers sacrifice Samhita Satavahana seems servants shows siidra slaves Smrti social sudra sudra varna sudra woman suggest term texts three higher varnas tribal tribes twice-born untouchables upanayana upper varnas vaisya vaisyas and sudras Vasistha Vedic period verse VIII village Visnu vratya wages Yajnavalkya
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