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The Silicon Valley Witch-Hunt: Caste And The New American Obsession
Analyses

The Silicon Valley Witch-Hunt: Caste And The New American Obsession

Kartik Mohan- November 23, 2021

Importantly, the term “varna” does not refer to any system of social distinction—let alone caste—but to combinations of inherent qualities that any individual may choose ... Read More

Continuous Distortions in Discourses of Indian Social Systems – II
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Continuous Distortions in Discourses of Indian Social Systems – II

Dr Pingali Gopal- July 11, 2020

It is extremely important to gain an insight into the traditional Indian understanding of the concepts, varna and jati. Only then we can consider in ... Read More

Book Summary: Western Foundations of the Caste System- IV
Archives, Indology

Book Summary: Western Foundations of the Caste System- IV

Dr Pingali Gopal- August 15, 2019

Given its apparent lack of structure, what kept this religion together and prevented it from falling apart? This issue was of importance to Christian missionaries ... Read More

Varṇa vyavastha as a conceptual social order that facilitates self-actualization
Archives, Indology

Varṇa vyavastha as a conceptual social order that facilitates self-actualization

Nithin Sridhar- May 14, 2018

Instead of seeking to destroy diversity, dharma traditions have presented a vision of varṇa vyavastha wherein diversity was not only recognized as a fundamental reality ... Read More

Sources of Hindu Dharma – II
Archives, Indology

Sources of Hindu Dharma – II

Vishal Agarwal- December 15, 2017

Shruti is considered the most authoritative source of Dharma, followed by Smriti, then Sadāchāra and finally one’s own liking or disposition. Read More