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The Social Organisation in North-East India in Buddha’s time

1920

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The introductory narratives are although they relate to the time of Buddha and go back to the older portions of the Pali canon manfestly composed after the beginning of the Chritian era ; the conditions described in the paccupannavatthu the life of the cloister which is potrayed with the minutest detail and regulated by precise rules the relation between the laymen and the confeder [...] 139 General view of ministers Their caste The adviser of the king in worldly and spiritual things The leader of the army The minister ofXV justice—The surveyor The corn measurer The chariot-driver—The superintendent of the king's treasury and the supervisor of wares— The gate-keeper—The town sentinel—Th.; excutioner The superintendents of villages. [...] The It is beyond the scope of my problem which is only concerned with the condition of a particular period to examine in detail the question of the origin of the castes and especially of the influence which the institution of family has upon tho building up of caste. [...] People joined with the already current theory another and that was the theory of mixed castes."6 Acting upon this people began to look upon only the children by properly wedded women of the same caste as belonging to the caste of their father and the children resulting from the union of different castes as mixed castes and this in the followin7 way: the higher the caste of the mother and the lo [...] To these mixed castes professions were assigned with as much strictness as in the case of the fou'r official castes ; for instance to the Si toS was assigned the work of a cart-driver to the Ambashtha the medical profession to the MAgdha trade to the Nishada the killing of fish to the Pukkasa the capturing and killing of CP O the cave-dwelling animals to the -.) Canda.las the carrying

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Preface i-xvii Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Preface to the English Edition i-iii D.R. Bhandarkar

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Chapter I Introduction 1-16 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter II General View of the Castes 17-59 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter III The Homeless Ascetics 60-78 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter IV The Ruling Class 79-96 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter V The Head of the State 97-138 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter VI The King’s Officers 139-163 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter VII The House Priest of the King 164-179 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter VIII The Brahmanas 180-250 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter IX The Leading Middle Class Families 251-266 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter X The Guilds of Tradesmen and Manufacturers 267-285 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter XI. Casteless Professions 286-313 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Chapter XII. The Despised Castes 314-336 Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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Index of Names and Topics 337-i Richard Fick, Shishirkumar Maitra

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386
SARF Document ID
sarf.144477

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