Class and Religion in Ancient India

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Anthem Press, 2007 - Brahmanism - 264 pages
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A fascinating read for scholars and general readers alike, 'Class and Religion in Ancient India' highlights the interdependence between the class structure and the Vedic and Brahmanical form of religion in ancient India. It seeks to demolish the myth that religiosity and spirituality were the distinctive characteristics of ancient Indian civilization. The author demonstrates that religion was a superstructure of class relations used primarily by the ruling class and the state to perpetuate a predatory class structure based on exploitation and oppression.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER
4
CHAPTER
9
CHAPTER 2
51
CHAPTER 3
91
CLASS DYNAMICS TIME CYCLES AND AVATAR
135
CHAPTER 5
183
BIBLIOGRAPHY
229
INDEX
237
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