Cultural Anthropology, Cast Hierarchy and Religious Values in Modern India*
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- cultural anthropology, caste/jati, twice-born/dvija, homo hierarchicus, hierarchical socio-cultural order, cast values, Hindus religious duty/dharma, cultural-religious traditions
This paper dedicates to complex problem of interrelations between Indian cast system and cultural anthropological traditions, which are rooted in religious values. Indian cultural anthropological division by cast shaped through the ages up to now is alive notwithstanding many-folded modernization in the country. Caste/jati structure arose and based on traditional Hindu hierarchy of ontological and socio-cultural entities from the top to the bottom: from absolute (Divine) Brahman to cosmos, from dvijas/twice-born people to shudras and other outsiders (so called untouchables). Values of cast way of life, cast cultural-religious traditions (jati-dharma) are still in priority for Indians even for those who are not Hindus. The core of Indian cultural anthropology is hierarchy constructed by Brahmins since the epoch of Upanishads, which not only survived but also reinforced and adjusted in present.
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TY - CONF AU - Elena N. Anikeeva PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/19 TI - Cultural Anthropology, Cast Hierarchy and Religious Values in Modern India* BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 493 EP - 496 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.109 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.109 ID - Anikeeva2020 ER -