Śūdras in Ancient India: A Social History of the Lower Order Down to Circa A.D. 600

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1990 - Caste - 384 pages
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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CHAPTERS
1
Origin
9
Śūdras as a tribe
34
Etymological derivation of the term sūdra
42
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