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structure of Hindu Society

N. K. Bose

structure of Hindu Society

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Published by Orient Longman in New Delhi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby N.K. Bose ; translated from the Bengali with anintroduction and notes by Andre Beteille.
ContributionsBe teille, Andre .
The Physical Object
Pagination(7), 171p. ;
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13763767M

In Hinduism, the nature of the universe and the structure of society are closely linked. Brahman is the ultimate reality and also the name given to the highest (priestly) caste.


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