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Indian civilization, to him, is a specific ideology whose components are in a binary opposition to that of West: The major theme of this review can be anticipated thus: All the essays in this collection, except one No.

For him, the relations between varnas, especially the Brahmin and Ksatriya, are almost complementary. Did not caste lose its political significance as late in the 18th and 19th centuries?

The focus is on the German variant.

Louis Dumont : Biography and Contribution to World Sociology

Dumont said that this situation was somewhat changed since the Gandhian agitation and when India attained independence. Previously published in French in laviedesidees. Attempt at an inventory The society as a unit is ipso facto superior to the society as multiple, and takes charge of it ideologically. There, he developed a close relationship with Evans-Pritchard.

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It was India that helped him problematise the West. He also learnt Sanskrit.

Louis Dumontan eminent sociologist and Indologist, was a towering figure in the fields of sociology and anthropology in the world. And, if it accounts for the contrast between Brahmins and untouchables, can it account equally for the division of society into a large number of groups, themselves sometime extremely sub-divided?

In his work, The History of Dharmshastra, P. What are the implications of this intellectual project for political thought? Tocqueville on equality 6. Just the head of state, the various powers, and the bureaucracy?

In other words, why do they give the impression of having stopped at the point where we Dumint continued the historical development? On hierarchy in general The Division of Labour He did not answer these questions directly.

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: Readers of Hegel have to ask themselves each time whether Hegel is discussing the apparatus of the state or is making a sociological observation. From France to Germany and Back develops this theme.

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

But the meaning of this distinction is not always well understood, as can be seen for example when readers think they detect an anti-modern prejudice in his thinking. Grandson 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.


Besides this, they did not have any access to Hindu temples, and suffered from various other disabilities. Tolerance and imitation This opposition dialectic is basis for comparison at the level of global ideology within the specific ideology of the caste system. Castes and ourselves 2. This is a complete, theoretical work that helps us to access the vast body of available ethnographic data on caste.

For him it is not a matter of replacing acting men with forces of which they are the instruments. No, because there is also the people, who think of themselves, in contrast to others, as a sovereign state.