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Hindu India

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter outlines the historical evolution of the caste system as well as its major features. It then examines its probable rationale, continuing relevance, and possible economic effects. It ... More


An Economic Rationale for the Hindu Social System

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter sketches an economic theory which might be able to explain both the origins and the resilience of the Hindu social system as expressed in its twin pillars: the caste system and the ... More


Muslim India

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Muslim India dates from the establishment of the first Turkish sultanate in AD 1206 in northern India, ending with the decline of the Moghul empire after the death of Aurangzeb in 1707. This chapter ... More


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