Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020)

Cultural Anthropology, Cast Hierarchy and Religious Values in Modern India*

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Elena N. Anikeeva
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Elena N. Anikeeva
Available Online 19 March 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.109How to use a DOI?
Keywords
cultural anthropology, caste/jati, twice-born/dvija, homo hierarchicus, hierarchical socio-cultural order, cast values, Hindus religious duty/dharma, cultural-religious traditions
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
19 March 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-931-1
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.109How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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