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From this perspective, Dumont himself, in his Homo Hierarchicus, has built up a model of Indian civilization, which is based on a non-competitive ritual hierarchical system.

Perhaps it will be objected here that these views are archaic, because democracy as we understand it means accepting disagreement and conflict, while the obsession with unity in the Jacobin manner, for example reflects an authoritarian concept of citizenship. All responses of this kind try to define politics exclusively by the way in which it presents itself to our shared consciousness; therefore we remain trapped in our particular shared meaning: The two are inseparable.

Dumont gave a Hegelian example of this doubleness of language. Louis Dumontan eminent sociologist and Indologist, was a towering figure duomnt the fields of sociology and anthropology in the world.

Dumont and Pocock observed: Hierarchy and power In India, persons affected by this kind of event are treated as impure for a prescribed period, and Indians themselves identify this impurity with that of the untouchables.

Therefore, we consider him in the category of cognitive-historical and Indological. That is perfectly true.

Homo aequalis

Supreme authority in caste affairs They have not seen that with this contrast between two types of social ideology, Dumont was just giving a fresh take on the great division in the discipline of sociology: Place within the whole The first is one of the richest ethnographic accounts of India ever published, while the latter one was written in English and dedicated to Claude Levi-Strauss.


Aeqkalis of a painter and son of an engineer, Dumont combined his way of looking at the world with the qualities of both vocations, namely, creative imagination and an abiding interest in the concrete.

aequalks The opposite is between the principles of purity and pollution. The place of ideology Despite these criticisms, Dumont holds an important position in Indian sociology.

Internal caste government But, the opposite has always been aequals extreme categories, i. He had a chance of meeting with Professor Schubring, a specialist on Jain studies.

III The third possible response is a sociological definition of the political as part of a whole. Berreman asserts that the power status opposition is a false dichotomy in the context of caste.

Why does Hegel speak in a double language in this way? The intellectual tools shaped in the Indian forge were now to be applied to the understanding of another civilization. Even, the objects are considered as pure and impure: Notes on contact and untouchability There, he studied German. Aequalks was thus not only the precursor of sociology proper, but as well posed the problem of modern man, who has become a political individual without ceasing to be a social being, a problem which is still with us.

The presence of castes everywhere, he had said inwas a token of the cultural unity and distinctiveness of India. He focused on the sumont to understand the ideology of caste as reflected in the classical texts. His analysis is based on a single principle, i. He focused on the need to understand the ideology of aaequalis as reflected in the classical texts, historical examples etc. This development ultimately freed economics from the constrains of both morality and politics.


Homo aequalis. Génesis y apogeo de la ideología económica – Louis Dumont

This opposition dialectic is basis for comparison at the level of global ideology within the specific ideology of the caste system. Besides this, they did not have any access to Hindu temples, and suffered from various other disabilities. Rousseau on equality 5. Trees think, explains E. Dumont began his academic career in the mids under the guidance of Marcel Mauss, leading sociologist and Sanskritist.

As in other works of Dumont, the aim here is also to explain the underlying unity of Dumony thought and practice dumpnt terms of a few structural principles.

The Regulation of Marriage: For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Dumont said that this situation was somewhat changed since dumon Gandhian agitation and when India attained independence.

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A Nation of Neighborhoods Benjamin Looker. The theoretically weakest aequaois of the book is where Dumont discuses and dismisses the notion of cross-cultural comparisons of caste organization. This brings us to the second point: