Varna, Jati and Caste : A Primer on Indian Social Structures
Authors; Shri Rajiv Malhotra Ji & Shrimati Vijaya Vishwananthan Ji
Occam Books: An Imprint of BluOne Ink
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"Varna, Jati and Caste: A Primer on Indian Social Structures" by Shri Rajiv Malhotra and Shrimati Vijaya Vishwananthan is a powerful and much-needed tool for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of Hinduism's social order. The book provides a strong counter to Western Universalism's harsh attacks on caste, which are being used to shame Hindus. The authors argue that the caste system was created by the British colonialists and that the Hindu social structure is much more nuanced than what is commonly portrayed.
The book is a quick read and is presented in a crisp and easy-to-understand manner. The authors present the Vedic worldview and the historical journey of Varna and Jati to demolish the prevailing myths about caste. They argue that the Hindu social structure has produced a civilization with unparalleled diversity, the Indo-Sarasvati Civilization and that it is important to understand and appreciate the subtleties of this complex system.
The book provides a strong counter-attack on the Eurocentric approach and offers a fresh perspective on the caste system. The authors argue that the myths about the caste system need to be debunked
and that all open-minded people should gain an understanding of the subtleties of Hinduism's complex social order. The book is an eye-opener, and every Hindu should read it.
The authors argue that the caste system was created by the British, and that we continue with the colonial albatross by stigmatizing one or the other segment of our citizens, creating deep divisions, and hard-baking these divisions through law. The book provides a much-needed perspective on the caste system and offers a powerful argument for its abolition while providing social and economic protection to the vulnerable.
Overall, "Varna, Jati and Caste: A Primer on Indian Social Structures" is an important and much-needed book for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of Hinduism's social order. The book is well-researched and provides a fresh perspective on the caste system. It is a must-read for every Hindu and for anyone interested in understanding the nuances of India's social structure.
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