The caste system formed the basis of village economy and jajmani system was the economic basis of caste system. With the introduction of technological innovations, market economy and backward class and dalit mobilization, the jajmani system declined which was essentially a system of production and exchange of goods and services. In the urban areas because of new occupational structures, an occupatian free caste structure emerged. Caste and occupation were delinked because recruitment to the new occupation was based on technical skills which could be acquired through formal modem education.
Though modernity has entered into Indian character and society, it has done so through assimilation, not replacement. A member of castes have joined hand to protect their class interests. Continuity of caste can also be seen in that with the new forces of change, the powerful, wealthy upper castes e.g. Brahmins, Rajputs benefited from these changes. Thus, castes as a unit of social organization has survived because of its adaptive capabilities.
Write a short note on Caste and the Ritual Sphere in India?
Caste and the Ritual Sphere. Traditionally, caste hierarchy has been ritual hierarchy in terms of one's...MoreAnswered
Describe the process of Sanskritization and Westernization.
Social mobility is expressed through the process of Sanskritization and Westernization. According to M.N Srinivas caste as a syste...MoreAnswered
Discuss the occupations and power division based on caste structure in India.
Caste Structure and Occupations. A striking feature of caste has been its traditional association with ...MoreAnswered
Describe the relations between caste and kinship.
Caste structure and kinship system amongst the Hindus are closely interlinked. Kinship in India is primarily an analysis of the in...MoreAnswered
What is caste and list its features?
Caste is a system of social stratification peculiar to Indian society. Cast is defined as a hereditary, endogamou...MoreAnswered
Discuss the social organizational aspects of Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrianism does not emphasize ritualism yet some basic rites and ceremonies form an integral part of Parsi so...MoreAnswered
What types of Compensation System Normally Motivate the Executives?
Besides the normal basic pay of executives the following will be a good motivator: Incentive Plans: The term Incentive means induceme...MoreAnswered
What are the characteristic features of Executive Compensation?
A number of firm specific characteristics can be thought as influencing executive compensation. Earlier studies in the Indian context have used different charac...MoreAnswered
What are the basic principles of Compensation Administration?
The principles of compensation administration are: The enterprise should have a clear cut plan to determine the different...MoreAnswered
What is Akali Dal?
In Punjab politics Akali Dal has played and continues to pay a very dominant role. Akali Dal was in existence even before the partition of the country. Under le...MoreAnswered
Write a note on All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was founded in October 1972 by M.G. Ramchandran who was Treasurer of DMK Party and also a...MoreAnswered